Male and female mallards scramble for bread thrown into the pond beside Storybook Gardens by visitors to Springbank Park this week. (BARBARA TAYLOR, The London Free Press)
Drone technology has been applied in support of bird science for more than a decade now.
With the cost of this technology continuing to drop, the use of it is broadening across North America.
In the same way that retail, military, and hobby sectors have embraced drones, bird scientists have realized drones can be deployed to do some bird census work and gather data in remote or otherwise inaccessible locations.