Eurasian Wigeon. Copyright Tim Avery
Eurasian Wigeon are regular but rare winter vagrants to Utah with most records occurring between October and April. In most cases these individuals are associating with large flocks of American Wigeons. This individual was mixed in a flock of about 1000 American Wigeon, moving between the pond and a local golf course.
Click here for photos from January of 2009 of an individual that may be the same individual. Although the green feathering in the head struck me as being from a possible hybrid, Rick Fridell (who also happened to find this individual) informed me that this is common in something like 40% of Eurasian Wigeons. Good information to know!