Looks like the William Web wing fighter has commenced his swooping season. First reported attack last 2 years was 30 July both times, so reasonably consistent. He was perched in the reserve area between William Web Drive and and the bike path on the right as you go towards Ginninderra Drive. He had one swoop at a cyclist on the road. Not sure if he made contact or not, no apparent injury. I was walking the dog and was left alone. I have been swooped by this bird multiple times over the last couple of years when I am cycling, never when dog walking. He will swoop both the bike path and the road - depending which way he is facing. If you see a magpie perched on a lamp post by the road or power line over the bike path in this area, be prepared. Time to get my swoop-away hat out.
Cycling northbound on old windsor road, swooped with no contact. could have caused me to crash. I dismounted and attack persisted. Similarly attacked three times in July 2018 on pathway at same part of Old Windsor Road. Attacked same place last spring on which occasion drew blood. council informed.
Magpie season started again here.
My commute is between Bracken Ridge reservoir and Hart Sport, Aspley.
This magpie is a nuisance, on a yearly cycle.
I have recently had a couple of close calls with traffic, while trying to avoid this bird.