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Michael Gilligan17/01/2021 07:59:12
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Discouraging the Starlings ... with green laser torches :

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https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/world-europe-55655158

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Ady117/01/2021 08:16:10
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Was impressed by the amount of starling poo your car can collect if you park it under the wrong tree

Michael Gilligan17/01/2021 11:24:28
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So ... does anyone recognise the rather impressive-looking laser-torches ?

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and how much bother would I be in, if I was ‘playing with the birds’ like this in the U.K. ?

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Edited By Michael Gilligan on 17/01/2021 11:25:19

JA17/01/2021 12:15:51
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I doubt if the aviation authorities would be worried at present. I live under the southern flight path to the States and there is very little air traffic. It is almost as quiet as when the volcano erupted in Iceland.

JA

Oldiron17/01/2021 13:47:51
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MichaelG, you would probably have a local Karen report you to your local bobby. If near an airport flight path it may be a problem.

regards

oldvelo17/01/2021 16:19:18
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Old Iron """Karen""" finds your comment Offensive

RichardN17/01/2021 16:41:03
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Posted by Michael Gilligan on 17/01/2021 11:24:28:

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So ... does anyone recognise the rather impressive-looking laser-torches ?

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[ clipped from 00:35sec in the video ]

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and how much bother would I be in, if I was ‘playing with the birds’ like this in the U.K. ?

MichaelG.

Edited By Michael Gilligan on 17/01/2021 11:25:19


Not that model specifically, but a large range offering 500m-2km are easily available these days...

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You can pick up cheaper less well managed drivers for around £50 delivered if you wanted to play with one on a budget...

Benjamin Day17/01/2021 16:43:31
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Using something like the Acebeam w30 flashlight might be better, and no chance of blinding the poor starlings

RichardN17/01/2021 16:50:48
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Would certainly have more practical secondary uses I agree as a product- although not sure how concerned those people are who are trying scare the birds off about the long term impact on retinal damage!

Michael Gilligan17/01/2021 18:59:28
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Posted by RichardN on 17/01/2021 16:41:03:


Not that model specifically, but a large range offering 500m-2km are easily available these days...

Linky-Linky

You can pick up cheaper less well managed drivers for around £50 delivered if you wanted to play with one on a budget...

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Thanks, but I wasn’t really interested in buying one

My little green laser pointer [which runs on a pair of AA cells] will pick out trees, and reflective road-signs, at about 1km on a clear dark night; so I was just curious about the items in the video.

The thread title was my main point though ... A couple of years ago, we were seeing complaints from Airline Pilots, about being ‘blinded’ [dazzled?] by people playing with lasers: and now we have a council employee featured chasing the Starlings.

Role model for the local kids ?

MichaelG.

RichardN17/01/2021 19:11:48
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I assumed you weren’t an imminent purchaser!

My understanding from talking to a private pilot/ATC operator a couple of years ago is that the media stories were suggesting laser pointers (for use in presentations) were being used against pilots, when actually the issue was individuals using these, which of course are available with dynamic stabilisation as well in case your hands aren’t steady enough to hold a 3km beam... a laser pointer such as yours is enough to distract the eye- I wouldn’t want one of these shon in mine.

...would be interested to know the longer term efficacy of these against birds as well...

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