Swooped at while walking, the offending magpie waited until I locked eyes with him before he made his first attack run, before a surprise rear-head attack (felt as a mere bump, thanks to a thick hoodie, but I would suspect the offending bird is out for blood) expedited my trip, with some amount of bird callings following my departure from the attack zone.
A magpie was on top of a light post about 50m away maybe more, and flew directly towards me and swooped a second time from behind as I walked along the fence of someone's house.
While riding along linear park I was attacked by a magpie, unfortunately I was not prepared for the attack and (he/she) struck my left ear. The bird took a chunk out of the top part of my ear and was not happy with just one attack, it continued for about 100 meters.
I was just riding along when all of a sudden i received a hard whack to the right side of my head. The magpie tried to have another go but it stopped when i made eye contact with it. The impact did cause a small amount of bleeding. Nothing serious though.
This magpie is nasty and it's the same one who was swooping last spring. Steer clear from this area at least 'till mid-October! I live in the area and know of three people injured while running and cycling. The guy running got his cheek bitten and as a result required stitches. Another neighbour was riding and got her ear bitten in two places. I have seen children and dogs getting swooped by this nasty magpie. It will be a matter of time 'till someone loses an eye. I have called Charles Sturt council and they said there is nothing they can do - not even a sign to warn walkers and ridiers! This magpie needs a bullet.