Could a fighter pilot in 2015 using an AN/APG-79 AESA radar "lock-on" a single bird?

I know that modern radars like the AN/APG-79 in modern combat aircraft like the F/A-18F filter out false alarms with Doppler processing and use what could be called "filters". Could an F/A-18F pilot "lock-on" a single bird using STT (Single-Target Tracking) mode or by using any other radar modes?

  • $\begingroup$ Just for clarity, are you asking about literally birds, that is, living avian creatures with feathers and typically the ability to fly or at least soar under their own power? $\endgroup$ – a CVn Apr 4 '18 at 9:29
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    $\begingroup$ Yes, I am talking about a biological. $\endgroup$ – Christophe Spitzer Apr 4 '18 at 10:03
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    $\begingroup$ @ChristopheSpitzer - They sing too much in the morning? Have you tried other methods? :D $\endgroup$ – ymb1 Apr 4 '18 at 10:11
  • $\begingroup$ You are aware that the full capabilities of a military system such as this are generally classified and unavailable to the public? $\endgroup$ – CGCampbell Apr 4 '18 at 18:06
  • $\begingroup$ Yes, of course, DOD clearance must be "secret" but this is an hypothesis "bird" that has been proposed for this event, so I am investigating this possibility : metabunk.org/… $\endgroup$ – Christophe Spitzer Apr 5 '18 at 7:45

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