Here is another must see, rare moment filmed with a drone. Appears to be another DJI Phantom. Christopher Schmidt from Massachusetts was most likely having a casual flight over the park when a bird of prey decided his quadcopter was no long welcome.
Christopher’s first hand report: “On Oct 8th, I was flying my quadcopter at Magazine Beach Park in Cambridge, when a hawk decided he wasn’t too happy with my invasion of his airspace… As far as I could tell, the juvenile red-tailed hawk came out unscathed, and having defeated his prey, was happy to retreat. (As soon as he flew at me, I throttled down the props to try to minimize any harm to the bird.) The quadcopter came out unscathed as well.”
His drone crash landed after the encounter, so this hawk appeared to be more successful at taking a quad down than the collision with the Blue Mosque in Istanbul. See that epic crash here.
We find it very praiseworthy that Chris will donate all funds generated through YouTube ads to the Massachusetts Audubon Society. And those funds might just be significant, since the video generated more than 2.3 million views already.
Full credit goes to: Christopher Schmidt