Bit me hard just left of my left eye while on a scooter. I just arrived today from Queensland. I live next to Banks Street bird sanctuary, spend every day there walking around after work, and we have magpies in our yard and bird bath and the magpies don't swoop or attack. They bring their little one with them and behave well around us. This attack is dangerous behaviour and should not be indulged. It is as natural as a badly behaved pub brawler. The bird should be put down before it causes permanent injury.