Two big magpies worked in tandem to swoop on me while cycling. I swerved onto the road and was nearly hit by a car. I had to walk 100 metres down the road before I could ride off without being swooped.
Swooped twice by a magpie as I entered Coppin Street from Brady Street. It did not make contact with me, and did not seem to follow me very far. I suspect it was the same magpie who I saw swoop two people (not very aggressively, but definitely trying to warn them off) in Dame Nellie Melba Park at the end of August, part of a pair of magpies who seem to nest next to the park each Spring.
It was 5.15am and I was walking when the bird swooped without warning in Windemere St. He followed me about 100 metres around the corner into Ambleside Cres having a few more goes. I was wearing a bright orange jacket but have been past before without incident. I have been attacked there over previous years. He is pretty persistent.
Attack by Butcher Bird opposite National Rhododendron Gardens at the gate to walkway across the road from NRG parking. Attacked side of my face causing injury and bleeding, very very aggressive bird