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RenegadeCowboyAZ
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I came very close two days ago while flying my mini 2 . A large hawk got interested in my mini . I very quickly went about 100 feet up and back to where I took off
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DJI Stephen
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Hello there RenegadeCowboyAZ. Thank you for reaching out and for sharing these information with us. Just a reminder that birds are part of our natural environment and I'm sure they're not familiar to the drones that is why they react aggressively when they notice it. Thank you and please fly safe always.
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DAFlys
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Been attacked a few times now by gulls.   One time three of them chased the drone until I could land it.  They then circled me for a few minutes like vultures.
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I had a hawk try to take down my MA2 on a recent flight.  Fortunately, I was able to land quickly and take the drone to my car.  The hawk continued to circle above me and wouldn't leave.  As I was flying on privately owned land (mine) I quickly dispatched the hawk to his next life. Sorry, bird lovers.
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DAFlys Posted at 3-2 00:25
Been attacked a few times now by gulls.   One time three of them chased the drone until I could land it.  They then circled me for a few minutes like vultures.

Have to agree with you 100% DA.  Sea gulls are the worst pests to drone flyers.  They tend to never give up on catching a drone.
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RenegadeCowboyAZ
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DJI Stephen Posted at 3-1 19:52
Hello there RenegadeCowboyAZ. Thank you for reaching out and for sharing these information with us. Just a reminder that birds are part of our natural environment and I'm sure they're not familiar to the drones that is why they react aggressively when they notice it. Thank you and please fly safe always.

Thanks for your reply ...I wasn’t really questioning why they might attack I know why they do..I was asking how many others had it happen. Hope you have a amazing day
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RenegadeCowboyAZ
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DowntownRDB Posted at 3-2 08:20
I had a hawk try to take down my MA2 on a recent flight.  Fortunately, I was able to land quickly and take the drone to my car.  The hawk continued to circle above me and wouldn't leave.  As I was flying on privately owned land (mine) I quickly dispatched the hawk to his next life. Sorry, bird lovers.

Wow that’s pretty crazy ...I live in the city and see hawks pretty much everyday. I also noticed other small birds like to chase hawks off
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DowntownRDB Posted at 3-2 08:22
Have to agree with you 100% DA.  Sea gulls are the worst pests to drone flyers.  They tend to never give up on catching a drone.

Except sea gulls don’t exist.    https://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/natu ... 1-8a9c-d03183957e60
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I once had a seagull try to catch my MA2 flying at fill tilt (43 mph) and it couldn't keep up ;-)
Who says Sport mode isn't useful.

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Linsenfest
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Here in Germany I haven't got problems with birds until now. They fly away if I speed around in sport mode :-D
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Color your upper body with a silver or red wrap or sticker, I did it on my spark,MP and now for mini2.

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DAFlys Posted at 3-2 10:55
Except sea gulls don’t exist.    https://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/natureuk/entries/4cbc654d-9478-4091-8a9c-d03183957e60

Maybe seagulls only exist in the U. S. A.  Either way they are nasty, pesky birds.  LOL.





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DowntownRDB Posted at 3-3 06:40
Maybe seagulls only exist in the U. S. A.  Either way they are nasty, pesky birds.  LOL.

Except there not a species.  

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I’d say that you did the right thing in getting higher up above the hawk, I have read a few guys that have had success in getting their drones higher up than the bird that’s attacking, the only problem then could be that once you hit the 120 meter high mark that we then have no more height to use, in that case I would say to go sports mode and then try to bring it home safely by dodging and avoiding the hawks advances.

I had a kestrel take a liking to my Mavic Mini, to be fair to the kestrel, all it did was hover and look at the drone, I got it a bit higher than the kestrel, but then all the kestrel did was hover up to that height, luckily I was flying in vlos so went sports mode and landed quick time lol.
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Raven850
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yes it has
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JohnLietzke
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No, I have had birds fly close by and not alter their course.  Larger predatory birds seem to be indifferent to the drone in my experience.  
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DAFlys Posted at 3-3 06:53
Except there not a species.  

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Seems the same channel in the UK doesn't believe that nonsense ;-)

https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-49096417

https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-scotland-south-scotland-54476734

https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-scotland-south-scotland-49446547





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RenegadeCowboyAZ
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mark117h Posted at 3-3 07:35
I’d say that you did the right thing in getting higher up above the hawk, I have read a few guys that have had success in getting their drones higher up than the bird that’s attacking, the only problem then could be that once you hit the 120 meter high mark that we then have no more height to use, in that case I would say to go sports mode and then try to bring it home safely by dodging and avoiding the hawks advances.

I had a kestrel take a liking to my Mavic Mini, to be fair to the kestrel, all it did was hover and look at the drone, I got it a bit higher than the kestrel, but then all the kestrel did was hover up to that height, luckily I was flying in vlos so went sports mode and landed quick time lol.

That’s pretty much what I did and it worked...My mini 2 is wrapped in orange so it doesn’t help...Thank you for this good info friend
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JohnLietzke Posted at 3-3 12:11
No, I have had birds fly close by and not alter their course.  Larger predatory birds seem to be indifferent to the drone in my experience.

That’s good to hear ...I’m thinking some attacks happen bc ppl are around nest
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JohnLietzke
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There are some birds that are aggressive to protect their nest.  They might do the same to a drone.  But I have been lucky so far,
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GaryDoug Posted at 3-3 15:37
Seems the same channel in the UK doesn't believe that nonsense ;-)

https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-49096417

Yeah they're known colloquially as sea gulls but you wont find one on the species list.
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RenegadeCowboyAZ Posted at 3-2 10:36
Thanks for your reply ...I wasn’t really questioning why they might attack I know why they do..I was asking how many others had it happen. Hope you have a amazing day

Hi there RenegadeCowboyAZ. Thank you for the reply. Have a safe and a happy flying always. .
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mark117h Posted at 3-3 07:35
I’d say that you did the right thing in getting higher up above the hawk, I have read a few guys that have had success in getting their drones higher up than the bird that’s attacking, the only problem then could be that once you hit the 120 meter high mark that we then have no more height to use, in that case I would say to go sports mode and then try to bring it home safely by dodging and avoiding the hawks advances.

I had a kestrel take a liking to my Mavic Mini, to be fair to the kestrel, all it did was hover and look at the drone, I got it a bit higher than the kestrel, but then all the kestrel did was hover up to that height, luckily I was flying in vlos so went sports mode and landed quick time lol.

We have the occasional Peregrine Falcon here, a few bald eagles close to the river, a ton of red tailed hawks, and an occasional great horned owl (my german shepherd managed to catch one as it swooped down). Only hope might be zig zagging and shifting back/forth as even in sport mode any of those will have no issue catching my drone.

Fortunately, I've been pretty lucky so far and haven't had any come after mine.
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