Drones, Los Angeles River, Sepulveda Basin Dam, 15-Jun-2012
2-3 feet wide, 40-60 miles per hour, 2 plus mile range
Can't get signal through forest. Needs clear sight.
Programmed to return and land automatically if the signal is lossed or jammed (as may have happened in Iran during the summer of 2012 without the return part).
The Batwing, L.A. River, Sepulveda Basin Dam, 15-Jun-2012
4-5 foot wingspan, 3 inch motor, 60-80 miles per hour
Drone passing right through the center with the beautiful Tessa capturing video
Osprey (Pandion haliaetus), Sepulveda Wildlife Refuge
Osprey diving at L.A. River, Sepulveda Wildlife Basin