by Matthew Cobb
Here are two dramatic videos of hawks responding to drones, and one of them taking on bigger prey.
In the first, a red-tailed hawk attacks a drone equipped with a camera operated by Chris Schmidt. The incident took place at a park in Massachusetts on Wednesday. Neither the bird nor the drone was damaged.
In the second, YouTube user “womackke” decided to take a peek at what looks like some kind of eagle’s nest (sorry for the incomplete ID—please feel free to correct me!) in his local park. The avian inhabitants were not impressed.
Finally, Adam Fisher posted this video of a hawk attacking his 4-meter wingspan glider! (The action begins at around 1:25)
Those are some tough birds!