yes it was 2 years ago, though has gone on year after year..why hasnt the council done somethin?!! these magpies attack near the corner of Ripple,Veronica & Florida rds, Inverloch every spring.
bike riding with our son (8YRs)it swooped from the corner down to us and kept attacking our son. It was just awful.My husband continued to ride, yelling and trying to whack at it with a rolled up newspaper,it kept attacking . My son sustained a nasty cut to his ear and neck.To this day he will no longer ride in spring.
Gipps Road Greystanes magpie (just after viaduct) swoops, but doesn't do anything more than that so far.
Going fast makes no difference, he is very quick. Watch out for brown-snakes too, saw one on the same stretch recently.
Pedalling up the hill, have been swooped but this time he went for my ear and drew blood. Smaller maggie, has been getting people going up this road. I'm too fast going down it for him to swoop.
Same one has had a go at me 3 separate times now, the third time I thought if I got off my bike and got down low just before the spot I would be ok but it came straight for me from the front and then followed me across the road even when stationary and it continued to follow me for about 100m. I now have to take the big hill home!