Eared Grebe, Round Valley
Photos are nothing to write home about, but they do show all the field marks of this East Coast rarity. Inset shows the front view. Assembled with Picasa Collage tool. Picasa v.3 collage is pretty cool -- powerful & easy to use.
Interesting how these very different birds (a grebe & a duck) seem to have sort of a 'birds of a feather' look about them.