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Had my first hawk encounter...

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Othan1, Apr 18, 2016.

  1. Othan1

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    I had paused because I lost visibility for a second in the sun so I didn't notice until I went through the footage. I was already on my way back because of planes entering the area so I'm sure the hawk felt very accomplished it shooed the white devil away from its territory.

    I think I got lucky.
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  2. dirtybum

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    I wouldn't be worried about hitting a Redtailed Hawk as much as I'd be worried about hitting that big red stick in the sky
     
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  3. MapMaker53

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    Probably telling his friends that he had his first drone encounter.
     
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  4. dirtybum

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    He was, I seen his post up over on the hawk forum! I'll dig up the link
     
  5. NADM

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    A while back I was out practicing, and had a hawk head towards my bird and was about to challenge me. Well I brought it down as fast as I could and moved on. So far have not had that happen with humans, but I will give the hawk the airspace that he claimed.
     
  6. peterepeat69

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    I had some crows try to attack my bird, pretty scary, came straight to the ground a moved somewhere else, pretty gutsy birds for sure and where there are Crows there are Eagles even more dangerous.


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    Over the past weekend near Sumter National Forest in South Carolina, I too had encounters with a pack of 3 crows who didn't like my drone at all, they kept diving towards it if I went above the tree tops, I decided I didn't want to find out who was going to lose and stopped flying.


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  8. BillH

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    Just come up under them and trim off their tail feathers and watch them spiral in like a Zero.
     
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    One thing that most birds can't compete with is the vertical climb rate of the Phantom. I've had 2 instances where birds (magpies and crows) have attacked and I just give her full stick up and then got out of their space. Going down towards the ground continues to give them the upper hand to attack.
     
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  10. BillH

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    Very true. They have to move horizontally and up.
     
  11. Mark The Droner

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    I saw a hawk too yesterday checking me out. Must be spring.
     
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    Hilarious!