drones for birders

To: Tony Russell <>, "" <>
Subject: drones for birders
From: Bruce Robertson <>
Date: Thu, 23 Jun 2016 01:53:47 +0000
Remember that to operate a drone is just as highly regulated and monitored by 
CASA as having any aviation licence.
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> Date: Thu, 23 Jun 2016 09:39:02 +0930
> Subject: [Birding-Aus] drones for birders
> 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
> me.
> Tony.
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