Date: 5/14/17 8:59 am
From: Jeffrey Short <bashman...>
Subject: FW: Falcon drone
First, Happy Mother’s Day to all those qualified.



[] Some background on the use of robotic birds to manage hazardous bird populations-



Beginning in the early 1980’s, the South Korean Air Force was experimenting with effigy falcons that ran along a line across the airport infield. The target birds habituated to this threat and ignored it.



Later, small, remote-controlled aircraft were used to harass birds with longer-lasting results. (Remote-controlled boats were also experimented-with to keep birds off ponds.)



The advent of autonomous drone technology combined with life-like effigies that can respond to chase birds like a real falcon might be the ticket: effective and affordable. Stay tuned.



This raises the question on how these robotic birds should be listed in eBird: ROBI?



Jeff

Check out the lifelike robotic falcon scaring birds off an airport runway <https://www.yahoo.com/news/check-lifelike-robotic-falcon-scaring-212302233.html?soc_src=mail&soc_trk=ma>









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Check out the lifelike robotic falcon scaring birds off an airport runway


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