This magpie has swooped me a few times now but today it went for me over and over again - 5 times in total!! I felt it hit my helmet every time. Very unpleasant but definitely an improvement in my top speed as I desperately tried to escape!!!
Going downhill, went straight for my right ear from the side without the usual beak/wing warning. It was so silent that a ninja would have been ashamed. I covered my right ear then it went for my left ear, drawing blood on both ears. Chased and pecked me for about 200 metres.
Will be avoiding this route. It seems to have developed a taste for human flesh.
Terror bird swooped at me from the side and clipped my glasses. Birdie waits on the light pole by the bus stop and then dives for me (but skips other cyclists). Scary as hell!! Finding a new way home.
A magpie swooped once and made contact with the top of my helmet as I was cycling east along Parkes Way. I continued riding with my head turned and watched it hovering above me, but it didn't attack again.
Same bird as the others on this strip presumably. Came from the trees on the left heading out towards cotter. Result: cut and bleending ear. He and two others attacked me on the way back also. I would avoid this road for the next six weeks especially if riding alone...