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Drone meets the neighbors

As drones become more prevalent in our day-to-day lives, we’re going to need a reminder from time to time that we are still the new kids on the block when it comes to flying in this low airspace.

Some birds, raptors in particular, are very territorial about their nests and the areas around them. If the drone is perceived as a threat (which is almost a guarantee considering they make weird noises and fly in an odd manner) the bird will do as instinct dictates and attempt to remove the threat from the sky.

Flying a drone too close to a nesting site will not only piss off the parents, it leaves the nest and chicks vulnerable to other predators while the adults deal with the intruding hazard.

For better or worse, you can expect this type of interaction to become a more common occurence as personal drones become more popular.

There’s an article in our story about a bald eagle doing something very similar to a drone belonging to the State of Michigan yesterday, so check that out too!

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