Test driving my daughter's new bike turned into Percival from Snape Street, completely oblivious to anything around me. Suddenly I feel this thud on my left ear. It stopped me and I jumped off the bike to turn around to see what it could possibly be. A magpie was checking me out. Cycled home rubbing my ear to notice that it was bleeding. It now is tender and bruised. My daughter then went with my husband and was attacked on the opposite side of the park in Hannan Street. Luckily she was wearing a helmet and was NOT injured.
Guessing one of the same magpies which attack me every time I walk through the street with my stroller has now tried to swoop me through my car window luckily for me the window was up!! Continued to keep flying towards the car window.. Very vicious birds!
magpie swooped 3 times, each more aggressive than the last. The final swoop he actually landed on my backpack and clawed my head whilst squawking wildly, bearing in mind I was cycling at close to 20mph at the time to try and out run him. Managed to get under the motorway underpass otherwise I'm sure he would have been back for more!
Cycling south on Hannan Street beside Snape Park when hit on the side of my helmet. Then hit a second time and stopped under atree to see a magpie on the power lines watching me. I travel this route 3 times a week, but this was first attack.