Unusual Bald Eagle behavior Sat. at Tinemaha Res.

Observers: D.Parker
Email: jimndebby@qnet.com
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Date: 02/14/2005
Time: 04:30 PM -0500


As we watched the adult bald eagles thru the scopes from the dam at quite a distance, one of us noted that the eagle was floating on the water like a duck. Looking thru the scope the eagle in fact looked as if it was sitting on the water & then I watched as it used its huge wings to "row" along forward with the wings dipped into the water like canoe paddles. We figured it might have been on a duck/coot and was trying to get it out of the water but first maybe wearing it down etc. It then took its prey to a snag in the water and began plucking while the other eagle looked on.