Watch this 2m Wedge-Tailed Eagle punch a drone out of the sky. This is basically the last thing a prey sees before they become dinner. So scary but impressive at the same time.
The drone operator said:
“Eagle was fine - she was massive, and used talons to ‘punch’ the drone out of the sky. Hung around overhead so I got a really good look. Eagle’s health was my main concern also.”
Note from YouTube:
Do not fly drones near birds of prey, they clearly attack seeing you as a threat or the right sized dinner. This will cost you money and potential harm to the bird. This one was fine.. the drone needed some attention before it could fly again.
If you see a bird of prey while flying. Land. I have added this to my operating procedure.