This sequence was taken at Ocean Shores, Washington March 12, 2012. It is rare for a Western Grebe to walk. I suspect this will be only time I'll ever see that happen.
In March of 2017, Mick Thompson recorded the same phenomenon at the same beach. For a video of a Western Grebe walking, click here
See David Sibley's comments on these photos: http://www.sibleyguides.com/2012/05/western-grebes-can-walk/
I was taking photos of the surf when I noticed a bird on the beach quite some ways from me with a couple people watching it. I walked toward the people and bird and spotted the grebe. A lady that was watching came over to me and told me she thought the bird was hurt and it tried to stand, but just fell over. I was busy explaining to her that grebes could not walk and why, when the grebe stood up and started to walk. I started to photograph!
I consider myself extremely fortunate to have witnessed this and to have the correct lens on my camera at the time.