drones for birders

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Subject: drones for birders
From: Tony Russell <>
Date: Thu, 23 Jun 2016 00:09:02 +0000
I've never been much good at photography, much too fiddly. However, I've
just been looking at drones as a way of obviating the need for scrambling
over rough ground , slugging away through heavy sand or mangroves, or even
going to sea on a pelagic trip. I'm getting too old for all that stuff. But
with a drone one could go out to sea, go up cliff faces, get into or over
all sorts of excellent places where birds go and get video pictures of them,
almost without disturbing the birds at all. And when the batteries start
running out the drones come home automatically. Just imagine, no more
lugging tripods, telescopes, cameras, or any other heavy clutter into
inaccessible places or getting sick on boats. Sounds like twitcher heaven to


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