Attacked on the face, the magpie continued to attack until it drew blood. cuts to face and lower eye lid. I was using fake eyes and cable ties on the helmet after a prior attack from the same bird.Steer clear of this one!
Was cycling through the new park and the magpie came out of nowhere. Didn't hear it coming at all. Bashed the back of my head a few times then got hold of my left ear. Then went for my right. Back to my left ear and even got hold of a piercing. Followed me for about 100m. Left ear is cut and bruised. Nasty little bugger. Right at a little playground too. Informed council, signs will be going up soon.
Two big magpies worked in tandem to swoop on me while cycling. I swerved onto the road and was nearly hit by a car. I had to walk 100 metres down the road before I could ride off without being swooped.
One magpie here, but it has a very large territory. Every time I dismounted and walked my bike 20-30 metres away, it would swoop. Hence, it was following me. It only stopped when another cyclist rode from the other direction.