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Birds chasing my Mavic
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MOSES B.
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7-23 08:31
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DJI Tony
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Thanks for sharing your work with us. We're glad that the birds didn't attack the drone that may cause an incident. May you please always have a safe flight.
7-23 09:20
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BobB
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ya i think most of us that have been flying for awhile have had problems with birds and some not so lucky and crashed because of it....
7-23 12:23
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Picanoc Jack
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Bald eagles are the ones you really have to watch out for! Had to land rather fast in order to get away from it.
7-23 13:18
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David Martin Graff
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Unfortunately birds are always the unknown variable that comes into the equation when flying.
7-23 20:26
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nilsonleow
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I'm always afraid birds attacks...
7-24 00:01
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Lamplighter55
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Birds of these type (crows/ravens/jackdaws) are curious first then will 'mob' if they feel that their territory is being invaded. They were 'checking you out' ... are you a seagull for example. Seagulls are direct competators to carrion birds - note - they are both scavenger bird types. So competition for good feeding grounds will always be a factor in such an area. (Tourists drop a lot of food.)
7-24 05:21
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Maxi3D
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Wow! a nice long pull back shot. Great camera and drone works. Where is this at? Can a tourist bring his or her's drone to fly in Greece?
7-24 08:15
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MOSES B.
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Maxi3D Posted at 7-24 08:15
Wow! a nice long pull back shot. Great camera and drone works. Where is this at? Can a tourist bring his or her's drone to fly in Greece?

Thank you Maxi3D.
The shot is from Heraklion city in Crete.
I think you can but you can find the Greek drone rules.
7-24 12:39
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ALABAMA
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Nice work.  Looks like they were just checking you out.
7-24 16:34
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Woe
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Seagulls are the worst.
7-24 17:39
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Montfrooij
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That was a bit scary....
7-25 12:57
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Montfrooij Posted at 7-25 12:57
That was a bit scary....

A little!!
7-25 13:09
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Montfrooij Posted at 7-25 12:57
That was a bit scary....

It was a little because you do not know what they will do.
7-25 13:11
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Montfrooij
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I can imagine!
7-25 13:14
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MOSES B. Posted at 7-25 13:11
It was a little because you do not know what they will do.

Exactly.
I only have experience with swallows.
But they just ruin your footage.....
7-25 13:14
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Trikke
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had a scary moment this weekend when two buzzerds (predator bird) engaged to attack my drone.
I quickly threw it in sportsmode and made some funny escape moves and they retreated. Landed the drone asap then and didn't take of anymore.
I was a lucky guy that they retreated.
7-26 01:40
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A J
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Bird attacks are the most nervous part of it for me as one thing you can't really control.
7-26 01:59
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JohnDG
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some animals are indeed a threat to our drones. Especially seagulls during breading season. But also lots of bees or wasp swarming around the buzzing sound of your drone.
Bees don't follow you when you go up fast. Unfortunatly I crashed a couple of them when flying over a lavender field in France.
And I got several seagulls checking out the drone, circling around, sometimes to close for comfort. When possible, I go very low until they loose interest. Sometimes you can't, like last time I was flying of the coast to get some pictures of the coast line. I had to go up fast. Lucky the massive seagull lost interest.

Yes, you have to watch out for birds flying around.
7-27 01:56
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Gazmg
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Ive been told gain height fast as that throws them off, as normally prey would dive , is it true i do not know.
7-27 23:34
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Gazmg Posted at 7-27 23:34
Ive been told gain height fast as that throws them off, as normally prey would dive , is it true i do not know.

Makes sense but I've seen a pair of bald eagles bring down an Inspire on a YT vid - the best thing is just not to fly to close in the first place I guess.
7-30 04:14
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Lamplighter55
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Gazmg Posted at 7-27 23:34
Ive been told gain height fast as that throws them off, as normally prey would dive , is it true i do not know.

Yes gaining altitude is the best exit from a bird 'attack' as birds tend to use gravity to gain speed in an attack. Closer to the ground they can come from the sides in a jinking manoeuvre.
7-30 05:07
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