Attacked by magpie 3 times while riding bike on Peninsula Link Trail. Struck helmet and right side of my face each time. On return trip used false eyes on helmet and cable ties and no strikes occurred.
I was walking my wheelbarrow down the street when this bloody great big magpie swooped down outta nowhere and nearly took me head off.
I was startled, didn't know what happened. It came for me again. I swear it had one red eye. Big ******.
Chased me all the way down William Street, only stopping for a moments rest on a high power line and diving back down at me numerous times. Got so close I could hear the clip of its mouth in my ear.
Came in from behind. Think it was a plover or similar. Not magpie. Fell heavily onto wrong side of road. Fortunately no traffic. Saw another cyclist in same spot being attacked the next day.
The mapie attacked me from behind as I was riding my bicycle. It kept on thumping me on my back at least 6 times. I could feel its claws through my top. The flapping of its wings and its frantic screams was all very eerie. I thought it would never end but I kept riding hoping it would stop. It then tried to peck my ear at which point I instinctively took my hand off the handle bar to shoo it off as a reflex action. The next thing I knew I went hurtling down on the path. I broke my right elbow, the radial neck. I've been off work for 4 weeks and just come out of the cast. The bone is still fractured and will take 8 weeks according to the orthopaedic doctor to heal. After that I have to have physio to rehabilitate the arm - I have very limited rotational foreman movement, can't drive for another 4 weeks and am still in pain. And I can only type with my other hand. So I'm very slow at work as I work at a computer all day. My bike came off badly too. The derailler was damaged and had to be repaired and the chain replaced. So it has been costly on all counts.