Airports everywhere want to scare birds from flight paths and some have turned to non-traditional methods to accomplish this goal.  One example is a robotic Bald Eagle, which seems like an odd species to use in Europe.  Is this an effective way to chase birds from flight paths or simply a way to fleece money from airports desperate for safety?  Or, maybe, some combination of the two?  What do you think?

Written by Corey
Corey is a New Yorker who lived most of his life in upstate New York but has lived in Queens since 2008. He's only been birding since 2005 but has garnered a respectable life list by birding whenever he wasn't working as a union representative or spending time with his family. He lives in Forest Hills with Daisy and Desmond Shearwater. His bird photographs have appeared on the Today Show, in Birding, Living Bird Magazine, Bird Watcher's Digest, and many other fine publications. He is also the author of the American Birding Association Field Guide to the Birds of New York.