Merganser at the no-name pond

We walked to the no-name pond in the backwoods yesterday to look for ducks. We sat by the pond edge for thirty minutes waiting for ducks to fly in. Then, movement on the far shore. A pair of hooded mergansers were already there, hiding along the shoreline. This is the male. He isn’t showing his distinctive crown and this slowed up my identification once I processed the images.