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The other day, I sent the Mavic2Zoom out on a reconnaissance mission to check the footpath I'll be using soon for my trip up Kinder Scout
At this point, the drone was circled by 2 or 3 buzzards, who clearly did'nt welcome the intrusion into their airspace.
I took the hint, turned tail and cleared off!

7-21 23:01
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They were just coming over to say hello.   Is that footpath paved?
7-22 00:28
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DAFlys Posted at 7-22 00:28
They were just coming over to say hello.   Is that footpath paved?

Yes, large sections of the most popular routes have been paved to combat erosion. Did you notice the paved ascent to MamTor in my post the other day?
7-22 00:37
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Blériot53 Posted at 7-22 00:37
Yes, large sections of the most popular routes have been paved to combat erosion. Did you notice the paved ascent to MamTor in my post the other day?

I hadnt noticed that,  these slabs stood out to me today,  
7-22 00:40
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DAFlys Posted at 7-22 00:40
I hadnt noticed that,  these slabs stood out to me today,

https://forum.dji.com/forum.php?mod=viewthread&tid=268151
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Blériot53 Posted at 7-22 00:41
https://forum.dji.com/forum.php?mod=viewthread&tid=268151

They dont look as easy to walk on though.
7-22 00:44
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Hello there Blériot53. Good day and thank you for posting this cool aerial video that you have filmed. Great work and keep flying. .
7-22 00:45
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DAFlys Posted at 7-22 00:44
They dont look as easy to walk on though.

I found the ones up to MamTor top to be fine.
The high numbers of visitors to the area are beginning to erode many of the trails.
7-22 00:47
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DJI Stephen Posted at 7-22 00:45
Hello there Blériot53. Good day and thank you for posting this cool aerial video that you have filmed. Great work and keep flying.  .

Thanks DJI Stephen
7-22 00:58
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They were just looking for their next meal.  I guess the M2Z didn't look appetizing enough.  

That is quite the stone path leading up Kinder Scout.  Does look like an awesome place for a hike.
7-22 04:31
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Great landscape, my favorite!
7-22 05:01
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VideoLife_FPV Posted at 7-22 05:01
Great landscape, my favorite!

Huge open spaces around there
7-22 05:52
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DowntownRDB Posted at 7-22 04:31
They were just looking for their next meal.  I guess the M2Z didn't look appetizing enough.  

That is quite the stone path leading up Kinder Scout.  Does look like an awesome place for a hike.

Well they're several times bigger than the drone.
I decided to get outta Dodge - fast
Lovely area for walks. I'm figuring out the best approach to Kinder.
7-22 05:55
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Blériot53 Posted at 7-22 05:55
Well they're several times bigger than the drone.
I decided to get outta Dodge - fast
Lovely area for walks. I'm figuring out the best approach to Kinder.

No doubt the size differential between drone and the buzzards.  I've see a few really big buzzards over the years and they would have no trouble taking down a drone if they wanted to.  

Locally, the hawks are the aggressive birds.  I had a hawk come at my old Mini 2 early one morning and I decided to get down and away from him quickly.  Found out real fast that hawks can dive faster than the Mini 2 so quickly switch to Sport Mode and ascended.  Fortunately, the hawk gave up as he couldn't catch up going upward.  I've seen that hawk in that same location a couple of times so I haven't been back there again.  
7-22 06:26
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DowntownRDB Posted at 7-22 06:26
No doubt the size differential between drone and the buzzards.  I've see a few really big buzzards over the years and they would have no trouble taking down a drone if they wanted to.  

Locally, the hawks are the aggressive birds.  I had a hawk come at my old Mini 2 early one morning and I decided to get down and away from him quickly.  Found out real fast that hawks can dive faster than the Mini 2 so quickly switch to Sport Mode and ascended.  Fortunately, the hawk gave up as he couldn't catch up going upward.  I've seen that hawk in that same location a couple of times so I haven't been back there again.

No he's definitely Lord of his own domain.  You had been warned
7-22 06:36
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Blériot53 Posted at 7-22 05:52
Huge open spaces around there

Drone paradise!
7-22 06:47
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Watch out for the birds!
7-22 06:53
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It could be, in the right conditions
7-22 06:56
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dimidrone Posted at 7-22 06:53
Watch out for the birds!

They always spot me before I spot them
7-22 06:56
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Blériot53 Posted at 7-22 06:36
No he's definitely Lord of his own domain.  You had been warned

Definitely warned, and now heeded.  The gulls are always checking out the drones but never in an aggressive manner like the hawks.  
7-23 01:23
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DowntownRDB Posted at 7-23 01:23
Definitely warned, and now heeded.  The gulls are always checking out the drones but never in an aggressive manner like the hawks.

I did the walk along that path this morning - and over the hills toward the Pennine Way, then down past Kinder Reservoir - which is almost empty, I was surprised to see. Lots of buzzards, pheasant and grouse.
The game birds will have to mind their P's and Q's come the 12th August ( shooting season opens)
7-23 06:19
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Pretty cool encounter - glad no-one got hurt!
7-23 08:24
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Depp Posted at 7-23 08:24
Pretty cool encounter - glad no-one got hurt!

Hi Depp.  The M2Zoom was fine.  I took a hike up that trail this morning, with the Mini One in my backpack. It was rather windy but I managed a couple of 360panos, and a flight over the nearly-empty Kinder reservoir lower down the valley.
7-23 08:43
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Hi there Blériot53. Thank you for the reply and you are very much welcome. Have a safe and a happy flying always. .
7-23 21:00
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DJI Stephen Posted at 7-23 21:00
Hi there Blériot53. Thank you for the reply and you are very much welcome. Have a safe and a happy flying always.  .

7-23 21:28
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Blériot53 Posted at 7-23 06:19
I did the walk along that path this morning - and over the hills toward the Pennine Way, then down past Kinder Reservoir - which is almost empty, I was surprised to see. Lots of buzzards, pheasant and grouse.
The game birds will have to mind their P's and Q's come the 12th August ( shooting season opens)

Ahh, the old hunting season.  I haven't been hunting in years but that was mostly for deer and turkeys.

I saw your posting on the reservoir and the water was really, really low.  
7-24 05:43
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DowntownRDB Posted at 7-24 05:43
Ahh, the old hunting season.  I haven't been hunting in years but that was mostly for deer and turkeys.

I saw your posting on the reservoir and the water was really, really low.

Heavy rain today but l doubt it will go very far in replenishing the levels.
7-24 06:13
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Blériot53 Posted at 7-24 06:13
Heavy rain today but l doubt it will go very far in replenishing the levels.

No doubt.  From the looks of the reservoir it would need several days of torrential rains to even make a dent in the shortage.  
7-24 06:40
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DowntownRDB Posted at 7-24 06:40
No doubt.  From the looks of the reservoir it would need several days of torrential rains to even make a dent in the shortage.

I imagine it could be next Spring before it regains its maximum level.
7-24 09:18
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DowntownRDB Posted at 7-23 01:23
Definitely warned, and now heeded.  The gulls are always checking out the drones but never in an aggressive manner like the hawks.

I've had buzzards circle my Phantom 4 in flight. The Mini 2 and Mavic 3 seem to draw attention from purple martins (smaller birds that eat flying insects). The Mavic is bigger than the Phantom, but the prop pitch from the Mini and Mavic seem to have a higher pitch and the purple martins appear to be drawn to the sound.
7-24 09:30
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Blériot53 Posted at 7-24 09:18
I imagine it could be next Spring before it regains its maximum level.

I'm sure you are spot on.  This year I'm seeing the opposite here with almost double the normal amount of rainfall which is keeping the local lakes and ponds full for the most part.
7-25 01:57
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HighlandFoto Posted at 7-24 09:30
I've had buzzards circle my Phantom 4 in flight. The Mini 2 and Mavic 3 seem to draw attention from purple martins (smaller birds that eat flying insects). The Mavic is bigger than the Phantom, but the prop pitch from the Mini and Mavic seem to have a higher pitch and the purple martins appear to be drawn to the sound.

It is a bit amazing as to what attracts certain birds.  My experience is that most small birds do not approach my drones but gulls and hawks seem to be very inquisitive.  The hawks are down right aggressive, always looking for their next meal I guess.
7-25 01:59
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DowntownRDB Posted at 7-25 01:57
I'm sure you are spot on.  This year I'm seeing the opposite here with almost double the normal amount of rainfall which is keeping the local lakes and ponds full for the most part.

That's one good thing
7-25 05:10
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Blériot53 Posted at 7-25 05:10
That's one good thing

For sure that is a positive.  We are pulling so much water out of the aquifiers under the state that I'm afraid that will cause many future sink holes.  
7-25 05:31
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DowntownRDB Posted at 7-25 05:31
For sure that is a positive.  We are pulling so much water out of the aquifiers under the state that I'm afraid that will cause many future sink holes.

7-25 05:52
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That sure could turn ugly quickly. Glad to hear they weren't hurt and your drone was spared from the attack :-)
7-25 13:11
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HGDC84 Posted at 7-25 13:11
That sure could turn ugly quickly. Glad to hear they weren't hurt and your drone was spared from the attack :-)

Yes everything was fine. Just a few days later I hiked across those hills and did some more droning along the way, which you will see on the forum as you scan through.
7-25 13:14
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Blériot53 Posted at 7-25 13:14
Yes everything was fine. Just a few days later I hiked across those hills and did some more droning along the way, which you will see on the forum as you scan through.

I'll keep my eyes open ;-)
7-25 13:17
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HGDC84 Posted at 7-25 13:17
I'll keep my eyes open ;-)

7-25 13:21
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