If you’ve ever crashed a drone before, you know how sickening that can be as you walk toward the crash site. However, seeing an eagle attack a drone and knock it out of the sky has to be one of the most satisfying drone crashes I have ever seen.
As the drone operator points out, “This is the last thing a small bird sees when a Wedge-Tailed Eagle decides that you are dinner…”
The pilot notes that he hung around the crash area to observe that the eagle was fine after the attack. “[S]he was massive, and used [her] talon’s to ‘punch’ the drone out of the sky.”
And a word of advice going forward:
“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 potentially 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.”