# Weighing a flying bird [duplicate]

Let thing of a bird standing still in a box on top of a weighing machine that shows a mass $m_0$. Now, imagine that the bird is flying, still in the same box and the same weighing machine shows a mass $m_1$. As the bird when flying, is applying a force towards the weighing machine, could we deduce that $m_0 = m_1$? I'm asking this question because saying that these masses are equal makes me as uncomfortable as saying that they are not equal and can't figure the right answer. So does $m_0 = m_1$ and why?