A Largs photographer captured an extraordinary shot of when a flock of oystercatchers flew closed past his drone mid-flight near Largs Yacht Haven.

The following article is from the Largs & Millport News, written by Calum Corral and published on 27th April 2024. You can read the original article here.

Photos: Ian Dalgleish


Ian Dalgleish Largs Oystercatchers News April 2024

Ayrshire snapper's unique shot

The photo shows a flock of oystercatchers clearly showing intrigue in the flying camera device on a beautiful April day above the Clyde coast.

The photographer Ian Dalgleish, who has provided a number of spectacular drone photos above Largs, told the Largs and Millport News Camera Club that his drone came under attack. 

"I saw the flock of oystercatchers swarming round the drone but it was not until I downloaded the pics into the computer that I saw how close they had come."

"The best way to dodge the birds is to quickly fly upwards - they usually do not follow. No birds were harmed and my drone survived!"

- Ian Dalgleish

Drone Safety

As a reminder, drone photography is not permitted on any of our Yacht Havens without the written consent of the Marina Manager, including providing a copy of third party liability insurance and drone registration details.

To ensure your drone is safely operated and flown in accordance with UK Law, please follow these Civil Aviation Authority guidelines which include:

  • Never fly more than 120m (400ft) above the surface
  • Always keep your drone or model aircraft in sight
  • Never fly in an airport’s flight restriction zone unless you have permission.
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