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?