Aggressive swooping, hit about 4 times on helmet, ongoing swooping from behind fended off for a good way further. Wearing red & white helmet, regular route but first contact with a Magpie, so not sure what triggered events this morning. At intersection of main cycle/walking paths Royal Park South.
Do grey butcherbirds count? As the two on this road have been more vicious than any maggie I've had the experience of being swooped by. I'm all cable tied up and they seem to see it as some sort of massage equipment on wheels. The ties are red so maybe they are colour blind?
Riding along Safety Bay Rd heading towards the Freeway just near the Baldivis Rd roundabout.
Magpie repeatedly swooped until I was almost at the freeway bike path. Didn't see where it came from but I think it must have been the large gum tree near the vets