I went to the park on slim dusty road Moncrieff. There were swooping birds around. But when the magpie came and pecked my head I did not even realise it was so close to me to react. It was very painful
Been cycling here for a couple weeks and never seen it before.
Magpie is with 2 chicks (possibly teaching the little buggers how to swoop)
Got off my bike, walked 50 m, hopped back on. Within seconds the menace was zooming towards me. He was watching the whole time waiting for me to get back on
I was warn-swooped twice (going to get my coffee & coming back) by a Magpie in the trees inside the green bit between Balmain Cres & University House back entry. No clicking beak, no contact, but definitely swooped both ways. This was pretty unusual as normally I sit under them several times a week, I also pass under them most days to get coffee and they usually let me - no problems.
Swooped once while riding my bike North towards Gunghalin. Stopped and started pushing. Lost eye contact for a moment and was swooped again. From then on I maintained eye contact and continued pushing the bike for another 100m. No more problems