Diving with buffleheads
This grebe made a landing on pavement at the Santa Fe (New Mexico) Municipal Airport where it was rescued, apparently uninjured, by NM Game & Fish employees.
It was released the same day at a pond at the nearby NM Game & Fish headquarters where it was photographed.
The black-necked grebe (Podiceps nigricollis), known in North America as the eared grebe, is a member of the grebe family of water birds. It occurs on every continent except Australia and Antarctica.