While riding his scooter on the cycle path near Wardong place. my son was swooped and chased a number of Times. He had a helmet on so I thought he would be protected, but the magpie was still able to knip at his ears causing a small cut.
Swooping magpie relentlessly pecked at my head and followed me even after I crossed a four-lane road. Luckily I was wearing a peaked cap. I stopped moving but once I started again the bird continued the attack. Eventually I managed to run away. I was totally unprepared as I didn't know that magpies attacked!
Tending to avoid to area after being attack twice during the 2 days I have ridden past the nest. Just past scenic drive heading eastbound on the psp. Nest is in a cluster of pine trees, relatively aggressive magpie swoops and clips your shoulder but not life threatening. Be careful if deciding to ride on the road, oceanic drive.
Twice, once on the way home, one on the way back. No contact, though came very close (Could see him in my shadow, right behind me and following closely!)
Attacked on the face, the magpie continued to attack until it drew blood. cuts to face and lower eye lid. I was using fake eyes and cable ties on the helmet after a prior attack from the same bird.<span style="font-weight:bold">Steer clear of this one!</span>