Walking to the end of the street and entering a walking path. Observe a magpie on a power pole as approach walking path. Have walked this way before and no attack by magpie. Thinking it's safe, continue past bird and on to path. Hear whooshing sound - all too familiar. Duck and seek shelter under bushes where I can see bird, but it can't see me. Other people walk past that it doesn't attack. I try to run for it and it attacks again. Again, I seek cover. With a crowd of people approaching, it flies off and I escape.