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Ever seen a Bald Eagle swimming?


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#1 lyceel

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Posted 22 March 2012 - 03:35 PM

Not my video. Came across a listserv.

This Eagle gets an A for effort!

http://www.youtube.c...xNpOYOlQ4?rel=0

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Posted 22 March 2012 - 03:54 PM

Awesome footage, lyceel, thanks for sharing.

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Posted 22 March 2012 - 04:13 PM

I couldn't tell, what was it trying to get? If it was narrated, we don't have sound on the computer. That was amazing to watch.

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Posted 22 March 2012 - 05:58 PM

I thought that was a muskrat in the water. Great video! Thank you for sharing!

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Posted 23 March 2012 - 04:46 PM

Totally awesome video! Thanks for sharing :)

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Posted 26 March 2012 - 03:28 PM

I couldn't tell, what was it trying to get? If it was narrated, we don't have sound on the computer. That was amazing to watch.

I wasn't sure either, but according to the list member that posted it, it was a dead nutria.

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Posted 26 March 2012 - 06:10 PM

I've worked at a salmon research station for the past three summers. About 3 or 4 times every summer we see a Bald Eagle overestimate the size of a fish and have to swim back to shore with it (usually between 50 and 150 feet). Keep in mind this is the ocean.

It's uncertain whether this is because they can't let go of the fish (ie. they're locked in) or because they just really want their prey. Either way, it's really impressive to see them swim in the open ocean and quite satisfying to see them eat an entire salmon shortly afterwards.

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Posted 28 March 2012 - 02:37 AM

I saw this a couple of days ago, based on the multiple attempts, it knew it was going to have to swim for the meal.

I saw an Osprey film last week where the bird shook like a dog in mid flight to dry its feathers, really awesome.

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Posted 29 March 2012 - 06:23 PM

I saw an Osprey film last week where the bird shook like a dog in mid flight to dry its feathers, really awesome.


I think I saw that video too.

Any time I see an Osprey go for a fish, they always end up shaking like that, hit or miss. First, they gain a little altitude off the water, then they shake just like a dog. I thought it was hilarious the first time I saw it :)

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Posted 30 March 2012 - 12:55 AM

Neat stuff....looked like it was swimming upstream, as well

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