I have lived on the Gold Coast for 40 yrs and have been attacked since I was 12 yrs old riding to school. Enough is Enough!
These birds are down right dangerous and unpredictable.
The experts say move from the area quickly or go another way. Bolony! The bird is ONLY protecting their nest.
I ask, What if this is the only path? or What if the alternate route is also guarded by another bird. (I have even been constantly attack by a crow guarding a bridge!)
The quicker you move the more the bird swoops.
I am not attacking the nest! I say re educate the bird and tell it cyclists are not attacking your nest.<
Try crossing the road on your bike, look around for any cars coming before crossing the road and find a bird swooping directly in your face!
The experts say only 10% of the male magpie population attacks. Why can't we move the offending bird? From what I have heard the experts say the female will find a replacement male.