Early morning walk down Aldan Pl St Clair when swooped 3 times by Magpie. No injuries but a lot of snapping with its beak and flapping of wings. This nesting season has started early in our area. August/September and still going now in mid November.
Magpie swooped at me and I felt it claws into the back of my head/neck.
Sore where swooped at me!!
Tried to swoop again but I went opposite direction.
Chose me over four others in front of me.
Baby in pram.
Riding along the cycle path towards Parramatta alongside Old Windsor Rd. Was heading towards the cross over walk/cycleway to cross to the other side of Old Windsor Rd towards the M7 Cycleway starting point.
This Magpie swooped from behind and clipped heavily on my ear. I kept riding for about 100m with this bugger swooping and me swinging my arm to scare him off. He persisted.
I do have some cable ties and a light mount on my helmet but they didn't seem to scare him off.
No accident occurred.
Heading north on bike path alongside Old Windsor Road (near Francesco Crescent Reserve) first swoop clipped back of helmet and nipped me on the left ear (drawing blood). Magpie made about another 4 swoops as I rode slowly/walked out of the area. The Strava segment makes reference to the swooping magpie.
Big Magpie. Aggressive. The bird has a large territory from: Meredith St. - Jude St. - Holbeach St. - Kennedy St. The bird flies high generally aim for hat.
Not 100% sure if I was on Watson or Braye at the time...after being swooped twice I wasn't going to look at roadsigns. Head still sore with a small laceration.
Two magpies took turns diving close to my face, while I was sitting on a bench at Quinn Playground. I didn't know about swooping so I thought it was accidental at first and when they kept doing it I tried to shoo them away which made them way more aggressive and basically swooped every 5 seconds after that. I tried looking at them to scare them off, but I couldn't keep my eyes on both of them at the same time. I don't understand though, swooping season should be over.