In Alaska I saw Bald Eagles swimming as described, often a few strokes before breaking free of the water. Sometimes with fish and sometimes empty taloned.
On Thu, Jun 8, 2017 at 9:29 AM, cl...@juno.com <cl...@juno.com> wrote: > A friend who is biking through the Cascade Mountains sent this query: > > We saw the strangest thing - a quite large bird was swimming in the water > with it's large wings, doing a stroke that looked much like the butterfly - > both wings flapping up out of the water in sync with each other. We asked > the ranger what was going on. He was puzzled. Doug wondered if it might > not have been an eagle, either injured or perhaps caught on something, or > maybe w/ fish that was tangled in something. Other ideas, my bird loving > friends? Sorry we didn't get a pic - we watched quite a while but were slow > with the camera. But that pic of the river is where it was, just imagine a > large flapping bird in there - dark grey, with white head, and very large > wing span. > > Colleen Richards > -- > *Cayugabirds-L List Info:* > Welcome and Basics <http://www.northeastbirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME> > Rules and Information <http://www.northeastbirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES> > Subscribe, Configuration and Leave > <http://www.northeastbirding.com/CayugabirdsSubscribeConfigurationLeave.htm> > *Archives:* > The Mail Archive > <http://firstname.lastname@example.org/maillist.html> > Surfbirds <http://www.surfbirds.com/birdingmail/Group/Cayugabirds> > BirdingOnThe.Net <http://birdingonthe.net/mailinglists/CAYU.html> > *Please submit your observations to eBird > <http://ebird.org/content/ebird/>!* > -- > > > ____________________________________________________________ > *Surgeon Reveals 3 Foods That Doctors Consider "Death Foods"* > 3 Harmful Foods > <http://thirdpartyoffers.juno.com/TGL3142/5939518fbc0f9518f51d4st02duc> > http://thirdpartyoffers.juno.com/TGL3142/5939518fbc0f9518f51d4st02duc > [image: SponsoredBy Content.Ad] -- asher -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsSubscribeConfigurationLeave.htm ARCHIVES: 1) http://email@example.com/maillist.html 2) http://www.surfbirds.com/birdingmail/Group/Cayugabirds 3) http://birdingonthe.net/mailinglists/CAYU.html Please submit your observations to eBird: http://ebird.org/content/ebird/ --