A bird strike crashed caused my DJI Mini 2 to crash. The birds were circling the drone for about 1 minute, then I suddenly and massively increased altitude, and they didn’t follow. I was bringing the drone back to land and the flock collided with it, causing a loss of control. I don’t know what type of birds they were.
So don’t ignore the warning signs…
Was just returning from a mapping mission and was descending to land when I noticed a large Buzzard making a bee-line for my Mini 2 - this is the ensuing evasive action !!
It was definitely foxed by flipping to sport mode and going up, but it tried to keep up with me until I’d reached a lower level
Video or it didn’t happen
Alas … no video
However, would a pair of stained pants do instead ?
Buzzards, and the like, have chicks atm, and they’ll go extreme measures to protect their offspring.
That area looks like prime buzzard real-estate.
I’ve even seen buzzards try and take out a hang-glider. Ripped large gashes in the fabric on the top surface with their beak/talons.
I really does sound like it