Female Green-winged Teal (Anas carolinensis)
Green-winged teals are small ducks that like shallow ponds and marshes. A few breed in a marsh near where I live. They are among the last ducks to migrate south in the fall and the first to return in the spring. Some may still be here in December.
They are the smallest North American dabbling ducks. This time of year they feast on the seeds of grasses and sedges.
Female and male
I am connecting to Stewart M's Wild Bird Wednesday HERE