Lone couple that terrorises me on my way to the bus. Happens every day to and from the bus stop so I can get to school. Doesn't hurt me just lets me know I'm not welcome.
I was riding my bike and this has happened to me earlier this week and I am still paranoid form that so I'm always checking behind me and just as I was crossing the road a magpie swooped in and nearly made me fall over. I had to walk to jamison before school and I was trying to move fast but another magpie came in and swooped at me as well. I started running when I got to the side of that new building. I won't be riding my bike any longer in spring so i'll just be catching the bus. I suggest that people with small dogs and people that are walking with children or just them selves. I suggest not to walk in the patch of green that is to the side of the Lyttleton road bridge.
Witnessed cyclist coming towards me getting swooped a couple of times. This magpie was in the same spot last year and very aggressive. Previously he focussed on outbound cyclists, looks like a different tack with inbound. Seemed to swoop a couple of times not quite making contact with the helmet. Maybe he is warming up for the season.
Persistent magpie just next to the park. Moves between both sides of the road (dam and park side). Sits up in one of the large gym trees on the dam side for observation, flies across to take advantage height from a nearby pine tree then swoops. Will swoop and strike the helmet approx 3-4 times depending on how quick you pedal. Likes to fly into the helmet and/or body slam. This is one of the main thoroughfares and can be a busy road.
Cycling north to work in the morning and the magpie swooped from behind. He attacked my ear 3 times, with a 'song' after each clip. There are a lot of magpies on this road, but the ones further south aren't bothered by people. I hadn't seen magpies in this specific spot before, as I have actually been purposely keeping a watchful eye for their nesting areas, and this wasn't one I knew about.