While returning from a ride to Windsor from Baulkham Hills, I came across a very aggressive magpie at this point. Whereas, normally, I've known magpies to hit the shiny part of the helmet on top, this one tried to attack even from side! Normally they swoop, go up & come back again, but this one kept kept at my helmet. In the process of evading it, I fell down & suffered heavy bruises on my left arm & legs...broke my Nexus 5 I use for tracking my ride.
The ride and injuries Killy has shared on our facebook page @MagpieAlert
Have been attacked many times by this one very vicious Magpie at McGraths Hill, NSW near Bunnings/McDonalds. No injuries so far. The last time was particularly bad as it attacked me despite walking and not riding. I have cable ties on my helmet but this didn't deter the bird. I have now found a de-tour around this place.
My daughter was walking home from school and not far from our home. Not under a tree but near a palm tree where they must be nesting. Came from behind and took a chunk our of her neck behind her ear. Nasty.