I have seen videos of bald eagles who have caught a large heavy fish swimming 
with their wings like that.

Donna Scott
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On Jun 8, 2017, at 9:31 AM, "cl...@juno.com<mailto:cl...@juno.com>" 
<cl...@juno.com<mailto: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
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