Magpie initially swooped me when slowly jogging on the path alongside the soccer field. It then changed target to someone who was walking in front of me. After this, the bird returned and chased me with repeated attacks all the way onto the Northern Road.
Was walking my kids and suddenly swooped from behind missed the first time and flew on the electric pole and attacked the second time on scalp. And then kept an eye on me throughout.
Twice attacked on the face, coming from behind.
I saw it fly towards me across the park, flew very low at possibly 1ft above ground.
Landed on the fence just in front, i looked at it too and walked past (never knew of such attacks).
All of a sudden something hit on my face, near eye, i realised it was the bird. I kept walking and it attacked again from behind, near mouth. I looked back at it, spoke to it... not to attack.
I started walking again but looked back to make sure it didn't start off again... that was it.
Realised i was hurt and blood on me fingers from face. Since there was no water around i used my spit to wipe the wounds until i took a uber home to Kogarah and washed clean with soap.
Interesting experience though â˜º
Now I've read up and understand better...
Swooped whilst cycling up Cape Solander Drive into the National Park, just next to where the old ticket gates were. Donâ€™t think it was a magpie, but didnâ€™t get a look at it as was swooped from behind
Same one that has got me three times now.
He starts getting when you are about 200 metres away. He didn't for as long as two weeks ago. Maybe he is starting to like me ðŸ˜€.
Attacked while cycling on bike path and crossing the motorway did not yield better results.
Hopping off the bike seemed to make the bird less aggresive.
On the brightside, one of my faster Ks