I discovered something.
I had 5 offline birds that I "charged"... "" because they wouldn't charge but I tried to all night, and released them anyway. (sidenote: i didn't get paid for them and they were removed from my earnings list This is an image - REGISTER or LOGIN to view.
For some reason, they weren't picked up all day.
Fast forward to tonight at 21:05 - bounty time - and they're still at the nests where I left them. I scanned them but they said they weren't available to take. A few moments later, it pops up as a red $15 bounty. I capture it. Then the next, then the next, etc etc....I only took 3 before realizing it was effectively a hoard operation and I already had too many scooters to charge.
I think the act of scanning them re-marked them on the map using my phone's location, since the Birds were offline; so their location should be getting updated with both the fact I dropped it at a nest and that people were presumably scanning it throughout the day in an attempt to ride them (thereby uploading the Bird's last scanned location
to their servers).
Who needs the redbirds when you can have Red Birds?