Riding home from work at 2am and thought a bat was flying above me, but it seemed to stay above me for longer. When I turned around I saw it was a magpie. Not sure how close it was, but it was definitely in attack/defense mode - enough to get my attention, and at 2am??? Go to sleep!!
Got swooped by one even though I was looking at it from afar; ended up ducking down as I thought it was going to make contact with my head and in doing so, I lost my balance and fell on the footpath causing injury to my left knee.
This one attacks on both sides of the street but within a small radius of roughly 10-20metres but appears to leave out those wearing hoodies.
Heading towards Kurnell I was pecked on the side of the helmet. It was just once as I saw him head back up to the light pole. On the way back he didn%u2019t swoop just stayed up on the light pole.
Just at the start of the boardwalk section of the Kincumber to Davistown walking/bike path (Kincumber end) I was swooped by a magpie twice from behind. It struck the top of my head and drew blood.
This bird is a problem inside the school front yard, my son was viscously swooped ... I can%u2019t see if it actually had a mate or if just being territorial! There are signs on the fence but this is unacceptable to allow such a bird %uD83E%uDD85 near children like this ... checking it out with council!