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ACT Swooping Magpie Attack Map Season 2017

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Magpie attack on Cyclist - City Walk Surgery, 39 Ainslie Pl, Canberra ACT 2601
I was swooped as I wheeled my bike past the doors of the Canberra Centre, near the Lorna Jane entry. I ran to the eaves of the nearby shops to avoid the bird. He waited in a nearby tree and as soon as I tried to leave he would swoop me again. This went on for more than half an hour! He would target other cyclists but as soon as he saw me step out into the open he would stop, fly back and attack me. A lovely lady eventually helped me by grabbing my bike and waving the bird away as he continued to try and swoop me. He followed me all the way around the corner, past NAB bank. Bistanders identified the bird as a Pied Currawong. This is the second time the same bird had attacked me. I have a couple of large bumps and sizable scratches on my head, it drew a fair bit of blood.
Injured:Yes

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Magpie attack on Walker - 20-34 Levine St, Evatt ACT 2617
My 4 year old daughter has been swooped 4 times in the past three days. It has been in the same spot (within 20 meters). The bird has made contact with her head but the beak has not made contact. Today she was attacked from behind as she approached the front door of our house. The other times have been when the bird is on the ground and come up at her face and the other time it attacked her from the branch of a near by tree. Last year my son was swooped and pecked in the face by a magpie in the same spot.
Injured:No

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Magpie attack on Cyclist - 202 City Walk, Canberra ACT 2601
I was swooped as I rode past the Canberra centre entry. The bird made contact with my helmet a couple of times and pursued me around the corner to Petrie Plaza. I hid under the eaves of the Canberra Centre. The bird waited for me on a nearby light post for around 10 minutes before flying away
Injured:No

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Magpie attack on Cyclist - Drakeford Dr, Calwell ACT 2905
Magpie attached whilst riding in the cycling lane on the Northbound side of Drakeford Dr before the roundabout with Johnstone Dr/Woodcock Dr. Magpie hit back of Helmet with such force I was almost knocked off the bike and strained my neck . Magpie attacked twice and was trying to get his beak underneath the helmet.
Injured:Yes

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Magpie attack on Walker - 222 City Walk, Canberra ACT 2601
Swooped by a Pied Currawong (as identified by a kind bystander) twice. I was walking and pushing my bicycle, I was not wearing the bike helmet. The bird made heavy contact both times on the top of my head, luckily not drawing blood.
Injured:No

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Magpie attack on Cyclist - 222 City Walk, Canberra ACT 2601
Swooped by a Pied Currawong (as identified by a kind bystander) while pushing my bicycle. I was not wearing my helmet. The bird made heavy contact twice on the top of my head, causing two small wounds.
Injured:Yes

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Magpie attack on Cyclist - 33 Ainslie Pl, Canberra ACT 2601
This attack was actually by a Pied Currawong, not a magpie. I was cycling a short distance through the city on the footpath, not wearing a helmet. The magpie aggressively swooped me 4 times, making heavy contact with my head, It perused me for a long distance through the city's pedestrian mall: 2 blocks. Not sure what set it off, as I've not been swooped by a Currawong before. My lack of bike helmet may have given it more confidence.
Injured:Yes

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Magpie attack on Cyclist - 16 Lennox Crossing, Acton ACT 2601
This magpie appeared to be a new one in this area. It squawked before attack. I tried to maintain no reaction to its attack. That did not discourage him. He swooped five times and caused a cut behind my right ear. I dismounted and looked at him. He landed on the grass and started picking grubs as if he has nothing to do with the attack. when I got on the bike, he did not attack again.
Injured:Yes

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Magpie attack on Cyclist - 24A Rodway St, Yarralumla ACT 2600
I was cycling south on Rodway St, I have not been along this way for a while as I know that there is a magpie here who swoops. Sure enough, two magpies saw me coming, with one going to a tree along the nature strip and the other waiting on a fence. The first bird, in the tree, took off after me as I went past. It was a half hearted swoop that did not get close to my helmet. Just a single swoop with no effort made to swoop again. I put it down to a waning desire to swoop as the season comes to the end.
Injured:No

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