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A flock of birds try to destroy my drone. Twice!
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TRiPWiRE
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Close call. They first narrowly miss from the front, and then from behind. You can see my Zoom automatically alter its course slightly when they approach the second time.


This is in Australia. The birds are Corellas. As you can see in the article linked below, they're pretty mischievous and very noisy!

http://www.birdlife.org.au/bird-profile/little-corella






2019-6-3
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Dronie1981
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Woo, that was close! Glad that it was fine
2019-6-3
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*DM*
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Birds always make me feel uneasy when flying even though they are  probably not the cause of many drone losses (and they seem very adept in avoiding in-flight obstacles, including each other so a straight flying drone should not pose a big problem)

The natural reaction is to loose altitude though I have found they seem to get closer even. Short of landing going up may be a good idea in some instances but its counter intuitive.

Unless they are migrating most birds seem to fly fairly low usually.

Birds of prey usually attack from above, maybe that's the reason?

As you can gather, I'm no David Attenborough.
2019-6-3
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DJI Panda
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That was really close. glad nothing happened.
2019-6-3
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nilsonleow
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Angry birds!

2019-6-4
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A J
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Nicely done
2019-6-4
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AntDX316
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nah, they were happy you were there
2019-6-4
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jacksonnai
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Be careful with those missiles
2019-6-4
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Montfrooij
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Ow. That is close.
2019-6-4
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djiuser_ZFUaSaOBgIxz
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I chase them. lol
2019-6-4
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DJI Stephen
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Hello and good day TRiPWiRE. Thank you for sharing this beautiful video you have captured using your DJI Mavic 2 Zoom. Beautiful work and thank you for your support.
2019-6-4
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TRiPWiRE
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I'm pretty sure they do this on purpose. I've seen them chase radio controlled planes and kids kites as well. They'll swoop at them, or circle around and fly past erratically. It must be fun for them I guess. Not so much for me watching this all unfold on the video feed though...

It was a quick flight home and land after this!
2019-6-4
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ALABAMA
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Looks like they thought better of it at the last second.
2019-6-4
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Woe
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Wow!! that was close
2019-6-4
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Starfire3D
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I have problems with sea gulls (even several km's inland) but only if I go above 15 or 20m height
2019-6-9
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ShermanFlyer
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Very close call
2019-6-9
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