Every now & then a solitary horned grebe will turn up, briefly, at the lake. I'd seen one once way out on the lake. This was my 2nd and it was at the base of the dam. Looking down at it, I could finally see those strange legs that are practically attached at the butt. They are great for swimming but I've heard this bird is very awkward on the ground.
Horned Grebe non-breeding (Podiceps auritus)