A small magpie was constantly chasing me and swooping at me. It made about five to six swoops. Because it was making a loud high noises, I was aware of its swoops and was able to protect me. I was also wearing a hat. Luckily no injuries.
However, I have no hard feelings towards magpies. We have to remember this is their world too. They are only trying to protect their nests. Always be vigilant and if possible wear a hat.
Chased for a few metres flapping at head height, then attacked. Occurred on Grattan Street near the main gates of Melbourne Uni. Small bird, large white patches. Saw the bird again today, it's got a real mean scraggly look about it. Avoid!!!