Common Crane - Grus grus
A week or so ago on of the biologists at Bitter Lake NWR near Roswell, NM noticed this bird mixed in with Sandhill Cranes. Since then there have been birders from all over trying to find it again with even a TV news station in Albuquerque coming down to report on this unusual find.
I usually do not post pics of this poor quality but the bird was very far off from my position and there was not a legal way to get closer. This required a heavy crop even though I was using a 500mm lens on a crop sensor. Bad as it is I'm going to keep the frame.