Attacked while riding a push bike. Even with cable ties on my helmet and a scarf over my ears. It struck over and over from behind. Nasty bites behind my ear that bled for a long time.
Cycling North along pavement on eastern side of Baldwin Drive between Ginnindera Drive and Maribyrnong Drive swooped on 3 times from behind, second swoop resulting in 15mm single laceration to right ear. I accelerated quickly to leave the zone of attack.
Followed me a couple hundred yards continuously flying about my head. It managed to get a peck in right at the start but i kept my arm up and circling and he then couldn't get at my head.
There is a magpie located at Balmoral Park which swoops down to protect its nest. It will follow you all throughout the entire park. Please be careful especially its near the school. This is the second time its done it to me on two separate days. I was jogging at that time.
On bike headed to work, same magpie (I'm guessing), this time I was ready with a big stick. He swooped once but I had the stick in the air so he flew right back up to his line and stayed.