Was walking along path and about to exit the path onto Lavinia Cres, magpie swooped down on my head. I tried to hide under the bush but it came back and hit my head which drew blood. I tried to walk away quickly but it came back aggressively and continued to attack me. A women living in one of the houses ";rescued"; me and stood next to me but the magpie still attacked. She explained it was protecting it's nest. I went into her house and borrowed a bin to cover my head and she walked me away from the area. I was attacked about 5 times and received 3 puncture wounds on the head that drew blood. Very aggressive and persistent attacker. Shortly after, I observed a family of 3 walking their dog and the magpie did a swoop on them as well.
Cycling uphill on Montgomery Ave towards Stephenson Ave, it swooped and collided with the top/back of my helmet. I continued cycling down Stephenson, and it didn't make a second attempt.
Avoided the tree lined path around the edge of the reserve as I saw a young girl on a bike being swooped so did my run across the oval instead and was swooped by a magpie a couple of times. Managed to avoid my face, it seemed to be going for my ponytail.
The magpies have a nest in the laneway between the houses. People have been chasing the male and throwing stuff at him when he has tried to swoop them, so is even more aggressive than ever. Avoid the area altogether if possible, otherwise keep facing him and stay calm then he will just watch you. He is over 20 years old.
Jesus it was scary... he was just chilling on the ground and then SQWAWK!!!!! Nearly shanked me on the leg... beware pedestrians, He will find you, and he will shank you