On Friday 19 September 2014 at about 4.00 pm I was attacked by a particularly aggressive magpie .It attacked me about 4 times at Artarmon Reserve on north shore of Sydney .On the last dive bombing by it I crashed my bicycle , broke my cycle seat and tore a tendon in my right shoulder with massive bruising on that shoulder and neck area and in pain.Thought my collar bone was fractured .All weekend on pain killers.Went to see my GP the next day and had a ultra sound confirming a torn tendon .Felt traumatised - can't even have a safe cycle ride.Same bird attacked me 1 month later . Changed helmets - no attacks since then.
Willoughby Council should place a warning in that area or remove this dangerous bird ASAP.Sent them 2 emails - no response - now generally avoid Artarmon Reserve in the breeding season
We have a not so friendly Magpie which attacks the children in the front and back yard. Makes contact. Umbrella seems to help protect them, am yet to try feeding them as I suffer from a bird phobia.