This magpie appeared to be a new one in this area. It squawked before attack. I tried to maintain no reaction to its attack. That did not discourage him. He swooped five times and caused a cut behind my right ear. I dismounted and looked at him. He landed on the grass and started picking grubs as if he has nothing to do with the attack. when I got on the bike, he did not attack again.
A few Magpies followed me from Lakeside drive, all the way to behind Bunnings. Then they swooped me causing me to badly fall off my bike and severely injure myself (broken ribs, bruised face &; body).
This magpie must live on one of the trees in the vicinity and they are low branches, so it is very aggressive. I was not injured but it goes for cyclists riding with red helmets, which i do. My other mates in the bunch never get attacked. It was my second swoop. Some in the bunch jokingly said I have a new girlfriend! So they are calling me Maggie. Lol
I was cycling south on Rodway St, I have not been along this way for a while as I know that there is a magpie here who swoops. Sure enough, two magpies saw me coming, with one going to a tree along the nature strip and the other waiting on a fence. The first bird, in the tree, took off after me as I went past. It was a half hearted swoop that did not get close to my helmet. Just a single swoop with no effort made to swoop again. I put it down to a waning desire to swoop as the season comes to the end.
On my return journey I got attacked again twice by the same maggie - very persistent. He needs to be relocated, as I have heard of a number of cyclists who have been targeted by this bird, and it is right on a busy road.