The Birdie Paddle: Amazing video shows a bald eagle SWIMMING the breaststroke with its wings to the coast in New Hampshire
- Great video shows a bald eagle swimming in New Hampshire
- The footage shows an American bald eagle resembling a breaststroke with its wings in Lake Winnipesaukee in Wolfeboro, New Hampshire, on Monday morning
- Local Tyler Blake saw the eagle during his dive and recorded it
- Experts say the bird was not injured and would probably swim with a fish stuck in its claws
- Bald eagles are known for swimming while hunting or holding fish because they are floating and pause
Astonishing video was born of a bald eagle swimming effortlessly to the coast.
The images show that an American bald eagle appears to make the breaststroke with its broad wings while swimming in the water of Lake Winnipesaukee in Wolfeboro, New Hampshire.
The images were made by Laconia resident Tyler Blake on Monday morning.
& # 39; Just to see how creepy it is, because it's like a man doing the breaststroke, it's just amazing, & # 39; Blake said to him WMUR.
He said he was working in Wolfeboro when he noticed something in the lake and he was shocked when he realized that it was the beautiful bird that swam.
& # 39; I ran to the harbor and saw an eagle flapping in the water, & # 39; he said. & # 39; I'm so, & # 39; Wow! & # 39; I wasn't sure if it hurt or something. & # 39;
Amazing video emerged of a bald eagle swimming effortlessly to a shore in Lake Winnipesaukee in Wolfeboro, New Hampshire
The footage was taken on Monday morning by the resident of Laconia, Tyler Blake, and shows that the eagle seems to move the breaststroke with its broad wings
& # 39; I ran to the harbor and saw an eagle flapping in the water, & # 39; he said. & # 39; I have something like & # 39; Wow! & # 39; & # 39; Blake said about the incredible sight
While some thought the eagle might have been injured, Audubon biologist Chris Martin says the bird seems to have suffered no damage and actually swims deliberately, most likely with a large fish in its claws.
& # 39; In fact, it performed very well, & # 39; said Martin. & # 39; It is clear that the wings are in good shape and that it is now hunting, probably for young ones in the nest and eating what it can, and then carrying the rest back. & # 39;
Martin said bald eagle is known for swimming well while holding fish because they have buoyancy and can take as many breaks as needed.
Although some speculated that the bird was in the water due to injury, experts say it was probably holding a fish in its claws
Bald eagles are known to swim well while they hold fish because they are floating and can take as many breaks as needed
& # 39; The thought had never occurred to me that an eagle would swim in the water like that, but now that I'm exposed to it, it makes sense, & # 39; Blake said.
& # 39; If swimming is too far, they actually stop in the water, pause with their wings off and rest, and then swim some more & # 39 ;, he said.
& # 39; The thought had never occurred to me that an eagle would swim in the water like that, but now that I'm exposed to it, it makes sense, & # 39; Blake added.
The population of the bald eagle is growing by around 10 percent a year in New Hampshire – a big leap for the bird that was once on the endangered species list.
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