Drone and hawk hover together in beautiful aerial dance


#1

Originally published at: http://boingboing.net/2017/05/22/drone-and-hawk-hover-together.html


#2

That’s some really awesome hovering skills the hawk has there.

Hawks have perfected antigravity, that’s all there is to it.


#3

this hovering hawk didn’t mind being filmed.

Or maybe it was scanning the parking lot to determine which car windshield belonged to the drone operator.


#4

He looked more interested in finding breakfast that dealing with the drone.


#5

You confuse pigeons with hawks, Pigeons and seagulls are passive aggressive, they poop on you and your stuff if they don’t like you. Hawks are more direct - they will just swoop down and claw your face off. Do not fuck with hawks.


#6

The real fuck-you would be for the hawk to shit the half-digested, passive-aggressive pigeon that it ate a half hour ago onto your windshield…


#7

About the trained eagles…

Do they wear armored gauntlets(?) on their talons?

Are the rotor blades of drones in this size class not particularly dangerous?

What about manhacks?


#8

Don’t bug me while I’m working.


#9

So, anyone can tell what kind of a hawk that was?


#10

It looks like a Redtail.


#11

Beat me to it. Yes, a red tail, North America’s most ubiquitous hawk.

@LurksNoMore, pause the video when the hawk is close and compare to the mugshots at this link, the colour of the tail from above is pretty distinctive.


#12

Thanks! I’m not American, so I had no idea what hawk that one was. :slight_smile:


#13

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