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722 13 2017-8-12 11:32:29
Berserk
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When i was flying, suddenly a pack of birds appeared out of nothing! They apparantly saw the drone as a threat, and started to attack.
They flew so close that the sensors on my mavic thought i was crashing, and everything shut down! I couldn't move anything, but after a while, finally the "return to home" button worked and it came back!
2017-8-12 11:32:29
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BumblerBee
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Birds can be scary, especially colonial birds during the nesting season. Best advice people gave before is to ascend as fast/high as you can.
My only encounter so far was a few swallows circling my Mavic, but not attacking. They seemed to be more curious than aggressive.
2017-8-12 11:42:29
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Roy.
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Oystercatchers, they probably had eggs/chicks nearby, I had a similar experience with my P4 recently.  I also had to change my jogging route due to oystercatchers swooping and dive bombing me, but now that the chicks are bigger the birds are more relaxed.
2017-8-12 11:53:40
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Bekaru Tree
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as Roy and bumbler say - they probably were nesting or had chicks - otherwise birds seem mostly curious.
I think i have also noticed a bit of terratorial issues with some local seagulls.
When birds start coming for me/mavic then i like to get away from there just in case it clips my mavic and causes harm to itself and my mavic - a potential death sentence for both.
2017-8-12 13:14:57
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RobDownUnder
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I fly my MP over the farmland behind our home and have had Australian noisy minors  chase the drone, but after several flights, they have got use to it and ignore. Yours is a good video having captured the birds . In the summer months we have a colony of pelicans on the farm dam/stream. Hoping they tolerate the MP when they soar on the thermals. Then maybe I'll get some footage worth uploading.
2017-8-12 14:10:52
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jsmith5253
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wow this is terrible hope your drone is ok
2017-8-12 14:43:50
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PROMOLOZO
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Happened to me yesterday! First 2 humming birds, then a bunch of crows!

As if that was bad enough, i decided to give it a break, went back out a few hours later, a gigantic 3" monter beetle was trying to land in my frkn head! I freaked out, thing was persistent and agressive. I totally forgot about my MP. I eventually watted the shyt out of it and brought the mavic back down. Cursed yesterday!
2017-8-12 15:51:52
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DJI Thor
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Is the drone alright? It might be the sensor worked and you could not control the drone, we recommend flying the drone with caution and choosing a more simple place to fly the drone.
2017-8-12 19:33:13
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Berserk
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DJI Thor Posted at 2017-8-12 19:33
Is the drone alright? It might be the sensor worked and you could not control the drone, we recommend flying the drone with caution and choosing a more simple place to fly the drone.

The drone is alrigt! It was the sensors, luckely  none of the birds came in contack with the drone,  so no harm to the drone or the birds.  
2017-8-13 00:13:40
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Berserk Posted at 2017-8-13 00:13
The drone is alrigt! It was the sensors, luckely  none of the birds came in contack with the drone,  so no harm to the drone or the birds.

That's lucky! Thanks for the feedback, also hope you have a nice time with the drone.
2017-8-13 02:01:47
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4wd
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Roy. Posted at 2017-8-12 11:53
Oystercatchers, they probably had eggs/chicks nearby, I had a similar experience with my P4 recently.  I also had to change my jogging route due to oystercatchers swooping and dive bombing me, but now that the chicks are bigger the birds are more relaxed.

Yes I've had the same with here even though the 'chick' was fully grown and flying with them.
Not content with intimidation when it was close by they pursued back to landing point 500m away
On the plus side they seem quite skillful and probably won't actually hit you
2017-8-13 03:22:51
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Chrasher
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Encountered the same bird attacks a time ago. Protecting their breeding grounds I think. Quickly switched to sports mode and hiked it.  
Made a slow-mo from the encounter:.



2017-8-14 10:44:51
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Berserk
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Chrasher Posted at 2017-8-14 10:44
Encountered the same bird attacks a time ago. Protecting their breeding grounds I think. Quickly switched to sports mode and hiked it.  
Made a slow-mo from the encounter:.

Nice vid! Almost same as mine;)
2017-8-15 02:11:41
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LIVNXXL
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Had the same issue with my inspire getting chased by Seagulls. I put a yellow vinyl skin over the white and no more angry birds.
2017-8-15 10:48:41
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