Got a call about a grounded Eared Grebe at a friend's (Bonnie Wunderlich's) place about 40 minutes from here so I dropped everything and rushed to pick up the bird. Promptly released it in my biggest tank. I had an Eared Grebe here for a week in 1998. It was here from Nov 19 - 27. This one will probably stay a week also. Here are videos of its first few minutes of release. It seemed slightly confused but acted normal in my opinion. Not that I know how a released grebe normally acts.
When I put up this snag I never envisioned it this loaded with doves.
Just before dark I checked on the grebe and it was feeding on gambusias like crazy!