I saw a similar incident in Maine several years ago, where a mature Bald Eagle splash-bombed a small flock of Gadwalls that were dabbling in the marshy end of a small lake. The Eagle splashed right into the water and nailed one of the Gadwalls. I was surprised to see the Eagle swim to shore with the duck, using a stroke similar to the one in your video, though with wings wider open and much more engaged with the water. Like rowing. The whole episode surprised me since I didn't think the duck was too heavy for the Eagle to lift from the water. Well, it was a blistering hot day, and maybe the Eagle just enjoyed a dip in the cool water. In any case, it was quite a show.
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