🕊🕊🕊 A swarm of birds attacked my drone! Anyone else had similar experiences, and have good survival advice? I was flying above acres of vineyards in the Eola-Amity Hills area of the Willamette Valley, Oregon, have a feeling these starlings were protecting their last feast of leftover grapes from the vineyards below, but had no idea just how aggressive and territorial they are! Once I reached this position to begin photographing, I suddenly noticed hundreds of birds gather into swarms and approach my drone. I was nearly at 400 feet (legal height limit of drones) so I couldn’t rapidly ascend, and I tried panning the camera to search for an escape route. The birds repeatedly swarmed the drone from all directions, so I decided to just hover as still as possible and record the scene, flinching every time I saw the swarm turn to attack. I was lucky, heard strories of an eagle dive bombing the drone, drone didn’t win. Think the birds weren’t as intimidated with my newest purchase, a dji mavic pro 2 which is smaller and quieter, didn’t have this problem with the phantom 4. Maybe it’s time to paint the drone as a giant bee 🐝? Curious to hear your thoughts……
Three fantastic handball matches today in Worthing 🤾♂️🤾♂️🤾♂️!
The day started brilliantly with our women’s team beating a strong Canterbury team, after the scores were level at half time. A superb second half and some fine goalkeeping from Sarah Chammartin enabled Brighton to edge out a close game ⭐️!
The second game of the day saw our Premier League men’s team face last years champions London GD. The match started well, with the back players finding Sam Crocker-Green on the line to score a few early goals, however tired legs saw GD run away with it in the second half 👏.
After leading by two at half time, our second team were on track for their second victory of the season. However a frustrating second half saw GD’s second team take the win. Joao Caires and Alex Wharfe impressed, with 8 and 6 goals respectively 💪.
A huge thank you to everyone that came to support us today and well played to all teams! 🙌