I was not personally attacked but witnessed todayâ€™s attack and another one yesterday in the exact same spot about an hour earlier in the day compared to todayâ€™s attack. Having personally witnessed two attacks in two days in the exact same location I felt it worthwhile lodging them.
Out for a morning run and was swooped by 2 magpies. Not aggressively, they just seemed to be letting me know that I was on their street. The closest they got to me was only a meter or so.
Riding the Gosnells Railway Line PSP with my commute buddy. Coming in low out of the cover of the gumtrees. Whack! First strike on the rear of the helmet- amateur effort. Second swoop much more committed, hit hard trying to grab a chunk of juicy ear. Third strike I had time to accelerate and duck and weave a bit. Fourth strike near the bridge it gave up. Heâ€™s well set up in the killing zone as this is a dedicated cycle path with no other clear options to avoid.
3 magpies were attacking children during their tee ball game this morning. The same 3 children were being swooped during the game and 1 girl was swooped 15 times during the hour that she played.
I have never seen magpies be so aggressive to attack within a large group. The players were not near their trees and often the magpies would pass over 5 closer people to attack the same children who were playing the furthest away from them.
The children had to wear helmets whilst fielding to protect them and the magpies did make contact with the helmets several times.
Other people walking past the oval were also swooped by the same magpies.