Very high speed attack with no warning. Got me on the left ear. Didn't bleed but was pretty sore. Other cyclist nearby said his girlfriend had also been clipped on the left ear, so I guess this is the side it goes for. I would highly recommend walking through this area.
Until now this bird seems to have been content to only swoop those riding on the road - today he decided it was time to give those on the bike path a go! No contact, but several swoops
I was returning home, fresh out of the womb. held in shelleys arms I was swooped. I remember it all to well, it was almost like it happened in slow motion, the bird and I locked eyes as it was only millimetres away from my scalp. he had a look of pure, relentless, vicious nature. as his claws made contact with my head I wanted to scream in fear (but was unable to as i was only born just hours ago) almost 15 years on I have daily nightmares about this incident. please have extreme caution in this dangerous area.
An aggressive magpie here for the second year or more. Will follow you down the street a way. Attacks on Scotch Parade outside number 21 and also down the shared bike path.