Date: 2/26/18 6:41 pm
From: Jim Flowers <artsnimages...>
Subject: Re: Drones
Unless it's State or Federal government land, or restricted by the GAS,
drones would be legal.

On Feb 26, 2018 2:59 PM, "Joe Sebastiani" <bunker17...> wrote:

> Maybe this has been discussed before, but I regularly bird Somerset Lake
> in New Garden Twp., southern Chester County. Today was the second time
> recently that I have seen the same lakeside homeowner fly their drone over
> the whole lake with the intent of scaring all the Canada Geese away. The
> drone has some kind of 6-foot long trailing rope or netting attached to it
> to add to the effect. I was seeing upwards of 3,000 geese roost on this
> lake in early winter. At this point it is in the low hundreds. Perhaps
> they got the message and now roost elsewhere.
> My main question is whether or not this is legal. The lake is a private,
> man-made lake that was present prior to all the homes surrounding the
> lake. Maybe residents can do what they want legally, but to me it is
> harassment of migratory waterfowl. Over the years, 30 species of ducks,
> geese, and swans have been recorded on the lake. This winter, it seems
> rather devoid of duck diversity, and perhaps it is this dude with the drone.
> Joe Sebastiani
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