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wjrnys1
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S0 last Saturday I took a trip with my Phantom 3 up the west side of the Hudson River from the George Washington Bridge to Newburgh NY to film some sights.
I was at the State Line Lookout in Alpine New Jersey where I took off over the 500 foot cliff over looking the Hudson River. It was early morning and not many people around yet. I purposely made sure nobody was near me. After a few minutes of flying,maybe 10, an employee of the park came up to me and said "I know it's not illegal YET, but we have 2 nesting eagles and a hawk nest on the face of the cliff. I said politley that I would not fly near there and that I was almost done and would be leaving soon. He thanked me and as he was leaving he said he thought the quad was cool, asked a few questions, and left. I have the feeling that it wont be long before they ban flying from this location. This was the Palisades Interstate Park Commision. Will probably make a blanket ban in all state parks.  

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I have a falcon and a couple of hawks nests in my trees.

Monday as I came out of the house, a couple of doves that were on the ground eating seed from the feeder got spooked and took flight. Within seconds, the hawk hit one of the doves knocking a bunch of feathers out and trailed it until I lost sight.
Later in the morning, I assume the same hawk hit my Phantom, coming close to knocking it out of the air. I guess the propeller blades gave him a little shock as he high tailed it away.
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gregg1r Posted at 2015-9-23 13:12
I have a falcon and a couple of hawks nests in my trees.

Monday as I came out of the house, a coup ...


Here's a good one for you guys. I stayed far enough away as to not disturb the Eagle but got close enough that you can see him in the nest. Pay attention and you'll see him sitting there. Make sure you change the settings to 720p.



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JtrJr-UAV Pilot
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A lot of birds just don't like our Phantoms.



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Interloper? It Must be your Avatar... ;-)

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kairkyo161
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hawks and eagels are territorial birds, if youre ANYWHERE in their sky they will make it a point to take you out
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kairkyo161 Posted at 2015-9-23 21:46
hawks and eagels are territorial birds, if youre ANYWHERE in their sky they will make it a point to  ...

not necessarily. Many raptors (incl Eagles) are regularly mobbed by other birds like Crows and they don't fight back. I've seen it plenty of times.
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agrewe Posted at 2015-9-24 05:10
not necessarily. Many raptors (incl Eagles) are regularly mobbed by other birds like Crows and the ...

ive been into falconry for years and ive never seen or heard of this happening
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All Pennsylvania State Parks have banned them.
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Did they ban the Eagles or the Hawks?  :-)
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JtrJr-UAV Pilot Posted at 2015-9-23 11:30
A lot of birds just don't like our Phantoms.

https://youtu.be/DOLCdnSdPnc

That second video about the "gang" they are not harassing your drone, those were cliff swallows and they are more than likely nesting on the bridge. They fly like that all the time, they are getting bugs in the air. Hawks and other birds are a different story....

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apsphoto Posted at 2015-9-24 08:41
That second video about the "gang" they are not harassing your drone, those were cliff swallows an ...

Alan,

I know they're nesting under the bridge as I've flown here many times. Personally, I think it was a territorial display as there wasn't a single bird in the air until I got closer to the bridge. They almost hit the bird a few times so I retreated.

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JtrJr-UAV Pilot Posted at 2015-9-24 08:51
Alan,

I know they're nesting under the bridge as I've flown here many times. Personally, I think  ...

They also do it to me all the time.  Not a bird in the sky then they do the same thing to my bird. If it get out real fast they also disappear....
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kairkyo161 Posted at 2015-9-23 22:31
ive been into falconry for years and ive never seen or heard of this happening

Really? Let me show you some: Hen Harrier mobbed by Lapwings, Buzzard mobbed by Crow and White Tailed Sea Eagle mobbed by Crows.
If you google it you'll find plenty more examples, the one above are just a handful of the ones I and others have watched on Islay.
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JtrJr-UAV Pilot
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We have an eagles nest less than a quarter mile from our home. One of their flight paths is directly over our home out over the lake. We see the little birds chase after the Eagles very often.

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JtrJr-UAV Pilot Posted at 2015-9-24 14:30
We have an eagles nest less than a quarter mile from our home. One of their flight paths is directly ...

With as majestic as the American Bald Eagle is supposed to be, they're only a few steps up the food chain from flying rats. They scavenge for food. I guess Ben Franklin was correct when he wanted the turkey as the national bird.

Frequently, where I live, the Game wardens have to catch injured eagles hit buy cars that were feeding on road kill.

Not uncommon to see an eagle being chased by a few cat/mocking birds. I haven't seen any bird willing to chase off a falcon or hawk.
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We have many Hawks here in SD and I've seen them chased off by the little guys, don't see many Falcons so I couldn't say one way or another. We do have a few Osprey that frequent our lake in MN and I've never seen the little guys go after them. Don't see them as much as the Eagles and Hawks though.

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venomx15301 Posted at 2015-9-24 20:24
All Pennsylvania State Parks have banned them.

Another knee Jerk reaction by by people that dont understand the technology. Or if they do, just pandering to the ignorant constituents in their district. Unfortunately the people who enjoy the hobby and do it responsibly dont speak up as much as the A...holes.   
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I have hawks where I live here in central florida. If I try flying the hawks will start to circle my copter once I get up to 40 feet. The hawks have never tried to attack my P3P or I1 but I do not think the hawks are happy with the occasional quadcopter flying in their territory.
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jjejfjf Posted at 2015-9-27 21:57
What part of PA do you live in?

Near Pittsburgh.
And I stand corrected. Six allow them in designated areas only and you must call first.
PA State Parks rules and regulations drones and uas
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jjejfjf Posted at 2015-9-28 15:49
I wasnt going to doubt what you said about the parks.I dont keep up with that because i have plent ...

No problem. I thought I had read they all had made it illegal. Glad they gave us a few but they are all too far away for me to visit. LOL
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kairkyo161 Posted at 2015-9-24 05:31
ive been into falconry for years and ive never seen or heard of this happening

What a sheltered life.  Crows are regularly seen farking with Hawks in San Diego.  Crows are just plain a-holes.  

Funnier when a hawk gets in the chicken coop and the chickens are not...well...chicken.  Never seen a hawk more terrified.
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Othan1 Posted at 2015-9-29 10:46
What a sheltered life.  Crows are regularly seen farking with Hawks in San Diego.  Crows are just  ...

put a single crow vs a peregrine and watch what happens, crows are nothing outside of large groups
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