Aggressive Magpie that continues to attack cyclists - even before and after breeding season. He will wait on round about for all cyclists to attack. Needs to be removed. Bled from ear and cheek.
Very aggressive bird swooped repeatedly and clipped helmet a few times. Pedalled as fast as possible towards Mawson - the magpie followed for a long way. Must have set a new speed record for that stretch!
I have been swooped here on my bike two years previously and always avoided the spot during magpie season. But earlier on the same day I had seen people walking past the spot and they weren't swooped, so I thought I had the all clear. Wasn't to be... I was swooped and the bird made contact with my helmet.