Hi I am new to lasers and I want some ideas on what I should be looking for.
How powerful a laser will I need if I want to point it at black birds flying through my back yard and be able to light them as they fly?
Because it's dangerous and irresponsible. What if one of your neighbors, or anyone else nearby happens to be looking out a window or walking by as your waving a laser around and they catch a beam in the eye? Illuminating aircraft, even accidentally, will also result in the same punishments as doing it intentionally.
If you think the safety aspect is 'overblow', then just read this thread.