Attacked on the face, the magpie continued to attack until it drew blood. cuts to face and lower eye lid. I was using fake eyes and cable ties on the helmet after a prior attack from the same bird.<span style="font-weight:bold">Steer clear of this one!</span>
Was cycling through the new park and the magpie came out of nowhere. Didn't hear it coming at all. Bashed the back of my head a few times then got hold of my left ear. Then went for my right. Back to my left ear and even got hold of a piercing. Followed me for about 100m. Left ear is cut and bruised. Nasty little bugger. Right at a little playground too. Informed council, signs will be going up soon.
Two big magpies worked in tandem to swoop on me while cycling. I swerved onto the road and was nearly hit by a car. I had to walk 100 metres down the road before I could ride off without being swooped.
One magpie here, but it has a very large territory. Every time I dismounted and walked my bike 20-30 metres away, it would swoop. Hence, it was following me. It only stopped when another cyclist rode from the other direction.