Robird: the new aiport bird scaring device at Southampton Airport (12 images)

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Is it a bird? Is it a plane?

A British airport is trialling a drone which looks exactly like a bird of prey to scare off other birds which are hazardous to flights.

The innovative new scheme has been so successful at Southampton Airport, Hants, other airports are planning to introduce the robotic bird to their skies.

The drone looks nearly identical to a falcon and mimics the bird of prey's actions as it soars around Southampton Airport.
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