Same bird I think thatâ€™s already been described but need everyone to know to beware as he is vicious. Hit me hard on the side of face and knocked my glasses off and swooped another three times. Must have been low and fast as didnâ€™t see him coming.
The magpie swooped me and my friend as we cycled inbound, but we were prepared and waved our arms. It sits on the Hungry Jack's sign and swoops cyclists on both sides of the road. Approaching a very busy shopping centre and major intersection, it is not safe to be distracted by a menacing magpie. Last year there were a lot of attacks that drew blood. This magpie is probably the same one, and may become more dangerous as the season progress.
Riding in the middle of the street, magpie swooped from low tree, followed for ~300m continuing to swoop. Nil Injury. Fairly light swooping, helmet was enough protection, if I was walking id have an injury though.