Flying With The Fastest Birds

Submitted by: a1butcher 6 years ago Science

Amazing footage from a birds eye view.
There are 39 comments:
Male 1,299
The falcon BARREL ROLLS!
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Male 78
200mph in a dive! Peregrine Falcon FTW!
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Male 187
Well, I know what images my mind`s gonna pull up next time I have a dream about flying now.

Awesome.
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Male 2,345
stunt pilots often pull 13-15g for short periods, fighter pilots pull 9-10 sustained. 10 will not make a mere human passout...well most humans will but not all.
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Male 225
this was good, but they did too much cutting on the film, they should have shown the flying from the front beginning to end.
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Male 379
cue speederbike sound effects @ 1:50
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Male 1,587
those are amazing. The poor camera couldn`t keep up with the gos.
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Male 2,220
Only thing is they didn`t do the peregrine justice... its easier to big up the `nap of the earth` goshawk.

I often watch `grins hunt over my home town, it can be difficult to spot the hapless target they are going for `cos a smart adult bird doesn`t chase the pigeon, it intercepts it. The bird switches from soaring very high in slow circles to a straight line, accelerating with minimal effort till it is hammering across the sky then just as you wonder what its after it drops into a stoop and thats when you see the luckless lunch blissfully flying right into...Whap!
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Female 406
that was one heck of a ride!
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Male 2,220
Two of my favourite things - `grin and gos.
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Male 47
Awesome Animals
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Male 9,306
Reminds me of this Far Side cartoon.

Also, you ever think that maybe during flight, time seems to slow for them, so they can make all those fraction-of-a-second decisions? Like when adrenaline is released for us?
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Female 914
that was pretty dang awesome.
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Male 1,744
anyone else think of the speeder bike scene from Star Wars?
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Male 5,194
I saw some predator bird nab a ground squirrel the other day. Looked like something fell off a phone pole, it cut it`s descent maybe a foot off the ground.
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Male 550
Do a barrel roll!!!
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Male 1,548
Anyone else think of Return of the Jedi with the Gos Hawk part?
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Male 25,416
Cool!
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Male 589
Best bird ever.
Reminds me of riding my bicycle in rush hour traffic
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Male 17,512
Marvelous
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Male 310
That second bird was amazing.
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Female 245
The red tailed species are Hawks, not falcons.

Red tailed hawk.
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Male 41
@Inter237

Red tailed falcon
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Male 221
Cubefield! Don`t hit the cubes/trees
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Male 3,076
Wow Amazing
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Male 2,506
That last bird was BA
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Female 404
beautiful
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Male 1,834
wow just wow
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Male 2,441
That is pretty amazing. Isn`t that what that kid in animorphs was stuck as? And yes I just made a reference to Animorphs.
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Male 203
Vligon = ignorance.
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Male 2,516
hahaha @Vligon
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Male 1,108
"Scientists have concluded that no aircraft invented comes anywhere close"

Really? They needed scientists to come to that conclusion?

Some scientists have it way too easy.
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Female 281
Awesomeeee. o.o
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Male 594
Shopped.
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Male 2,332
Amazing
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Male 64
BIRD HAZ HACKS
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Male 75
resisted the grammar nazi reflex, Piepig.
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Male 1,523
The one in the forest was amazing... This must`ve took a ton of money to make.
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Male 4,807
Link: Flying With The Fastest Birds [Rate Link] - Amazing footage from a birds eye view.
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