This minor bird is a major pest! It will swoop repeatedly, from the front and back and remains undeterred by an umbrella - I have taken to avoiding this stretch of street for a while.
Livingstone Shire Council wishes to inform the community of a nesting Magpie at Lagoon Place between the Keppel Bay Sailing Club and the lagoon pool.
The male magpie appears to be swooping on push bikes, skate boards, anything with wheels seems to attract its attention. Even prams have been targeted on the foot path and car park on the eastern side of the Lagoon precinct, running adjacent to Appleton park. Please be aware of this particular area and dismount bike or skateboard and parents pushing prams should be aware of the chance of a swooping magpie for the next few weeks.
Bike riding alone, swooped about 4 times by single magpie who chased me through local streets towards the beach. Luckily I was on the downhill and got out of there quickly.