Hawk attacked my P3P

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I was flying 300 metres high taking photos of cottage country in Ontario Canada.
On the way down at about 75 metres high I saw a bird fly over me and turn around. When it turned around I knew it was a hawk and he was aiming for my P3P.
I felt helpless as I watched the hawk fly straight at my bird and hit it enough for my P3P to tumble a few times because the prop was obstructed. At that point I wrote the P3P off, I thought for sure it was going to keep tumbling into the water. But, luckily it regained balance, I had full control, so I happily landed it safely beside me.
I was upset I didn't have my video recording on.
 

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Next time I'll just go sideways trying to go opposite the bird.
But that takes fast calculating.
 
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Only reason I ask is I always wonder how they don't lose their legs in the props when they come from above, coming in from the side would come keen too I would imagine
 

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I saw him coming sideways from below and using its beak or its wing to obstruct the prop.
On the pic the only damage on my bird is that black scuff mark. Wow!...It could have been a whole lot worse.
 

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