On Oct 8th, I was flying my quadcopter at Magazine Beach Park in Cambridge, MA when a hawk decided he wasn’t too happy with my invasion of his airspace…

As far as I could tell, the juvenile red-tailed hawk came out unscathed, and having defeated his prey, was happy to retreat. (As soon as he flew at me, I throttled down the props to try to minimize any harm to the bird.) The quadcopter came out unscathed as well. Funds generated through YouTube ads will be donated to the Massachusetts Audubon Society.

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46 COMMENTS

  1. I think Mit or someone has created a new Drone Hawk ; looks like a hawk ; probably because the hawks were attacking the drones , they just decided to make a drone that Looked like a hawk / this damn hawk or drone ( imo) always flies under the chemtrails ; like that is his favorite thing to do ; i think this is a fake bird ; a drone bird. anyone know of this??

  2. Flying around birds can be very scary. I just flew my drone (DJI Mavic Pro) and I was very scared when two crows were near. Their curiosity or anger can easily bring my drone down. I was lucky they just ignored it and passed by.

  3. Where can I find your drone video that you put a copyright claim on a video on "Interesting Facts" site and titled "Drone Moments Caught on Video"? Thank you. Walter

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  5. hawk space violation detected… plotting intercept course.
    Glad to know that both the mighty Hawk Force One and the Noisy Intruder Drone 666 survived the incident without harm nor causing a thermonuclear war.

  6. Wow, people are all "lol fuk dronz" for some reason. Nice to know people aren't fans of intellectual pursuit or anything.

  7. birds of prey catch other birds and they don't make any destiction between natural flying things and unnatural. It not a win or loose just nature…something that has to be accepted when flying rc models…oh and btw they are not drones they are rc quad/hex/multi rotors because a human is flying them(military stuff is flown via satellite and not direct rc)so thay are different

  8. Well done. The airspace belongs to the birds. All these arrogant drone intruders should be attacked, shot down and destroyed by falcons, eagles, ravens, goshawks, sparrowhawks and other valiant lords of the skies

  9. very bad for birds,the drone can break a wing or something by the speed of the attack!  a other very stupid invention ,poor nature….

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