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For all you eagle lovers! No, I didn't film it, so I'm not taking credit, but it's on YouTube, so public domain! Persistent little devil isn't he?

Jo

http://www.youtube.com/embed/87xNpOYOlQ4?rel=0



Mar 30, 2012 at 11:06 PM
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Neat Jo ~ Ron


Mar 31, 2012 at 12:11 AM
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I like these YouTube ones better:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1l_PvPsDPEk&list=UUO1_7zFtkdaaZKuaEwVvabA&index=1&feature=plpp_video

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZgE1AEOAbcQ&list=UUO1_7zFtkdaaZKuaEwVvabA&index=3&feature=plpp_video

Tony



Mar 31, 2012 at 01:38 AM
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Imagemaster wrote:
I like these YouTube ones better:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1l_PvPsDPEk&list=UUO1_7zFtkdaaZKuaEwVvabA&index=1&feature=plpp_video

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZgE1AEOAbcQ&list=UUO1_7zFtkdaaZKuaEwVvabA&index=3&feature=plpp_video

Tony



not even close ^, your's are eagles splish splashing

the OP's link shows a hunt including swim-dragging the prey to shore
because it was to big/heavy to lift out of the water
Hai



Mar 31, 2012 at 04:51 PM
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Let's get that right. That's clearly the butterfly not the breaststroke..


Mar 31, 2012 at 04:58 PM
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Haifisch M3 wrote:
the OP's link shows a hunt including swim-dragging the prey to shore
because it was to big/heavy to lift out of the water
Hai


1. The quality of that video sucks.
2. It does not show a "hunt". Whatever is in the lake is dead, and could even be bait thrown into the lake.



Mar 31, 2012 at 05:02 PM
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Imagemaster wrote:
1. The quality of that video sucks.
2. It does not show a "hunt". Whatever is in the lake is dead, and could even be bait thrown into the lake.


1) It does. AFAIK the point of the post was to show the behavior
2) I thought that too until you see that there is a struggle going on once the eagle drags it on shore.




Mar 31, 2012 at 11:06 PM
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Haifisch M3 wrote:
2) I thought that too until you see that there is a struggle going on once the eagle drags it on shore.



What struggle? The prey (or bait) remains motionless the whole time.



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Imagemaster wrote:
What struggle? The prey (or bait) remains motionless the whole time.


the eagle is struggling once on shore
you can't see the prey once it is on shore so i don't know where you get the motionless bit from



Mar 31, 2012 at 11:56 PM
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I think I'd be motionless too after having an Eagle dig it's talons into me trying to pick me up out of the water.

It could have been whoever took this video didn't capture the entire hunting sequence and missed the start of it...not every video of an Eagle is shot from a blind.



Apr 01, 2012 at 12:29 AM
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Haifisch M3 wrote:
the eagle is struggling once on shore


Since when does the flapping of wet wings prove there is any struggle You can't even see the prey on land, so you are just making an assumption. Eagles are not the best walkers on dry land, so when soaking wet and in shallow water with reeds and prey in their talons, they would have to flap their wings for both balance and to shed water.

you can't see the prey once it is on shore so i don't know where you get the motionless bit from

You just said you can't see the prey once it is on shore, yet you claim there is a struggle.
Every shot of the prey on the lake shows that it is motionless. I don't know of any waterfowl or animal swimming on a lake that does not dive or move to avoid an eagle attack, unless it is seriously injured or dead.



Apr 01, 2012 at 02:17 AM
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It is obvious what was in the lake was dead and eagles like dead things to eat afterall they are scavengers . But I like it better not for the quality but watching the eagle swimming to shore was awesome. Not many people have ever seen this in an Eagle I have seen them in the water dragging a fish to shore but never swim. Also who really knows if it was bait chances are it was a dead animal not bait


Apr 02, 2012 at 02:49 PM
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I also think the only struggle was the eagle pulling further on to shore


Apr 02, 2012 at 02:57 PM
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We are all entertained and informed by this and Tony's videos. I don't care too much about hair splitting. The more eagle behaviour I see the better. I have a couple of old baldies squabbling over a post perch and the expression is what makes it riviting. TG


Apr 12, 2012 at 04:51 AM
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What a neat video. I've never seen a eagle swim.. except for Tony's bathing eagle shots


Apr 12, 2012 at 05:09 AM
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Those are all great videos! I have never seen an eagle swimming like that with food in its talons. It is pretty crazy how strong they are though. I have caught a 26" arctic char with eagle talon wounds that look pretty gnarly. The gashes were several inches long maybe 3/4" wide and 3/4" deep and seemed fresh. Not sure a fish would survive longterm with wounds like that, but who knows...


Apr 12, 2012 at 05:54 AM





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