‘They can be perceived as a threat,’ so drone users asked to give these birds space

The city of Bellingham is asking people who plan to fly drones to capture images of the finish line of the Ski to Sea race at Marine Park to be aware of great blue herons and their colony nearby.

They’re concerned about the stress buzzing drones may cause to the birds, who have returned to their seasonal home to nest and raise their young high in the trees adjacent to Post Point Lagoon.

“They (drones) can be perceived as a threat,” Ann Eissinger, a biologist who has more than 25 years of experience monitoring great blue herons, told The Bellingham Herald …


The Bellingham (WA) Herald | May 13, 2019

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