The Magpie wait's until you pass it's tree and before swooping it flaps it's wings loud enough to hear. Just go to the street in the intersection ahead since those streets don't have any tree's and you'll be fine.
Attacked me 3 times this morning 7 am (17.09.2018) while walking from Junia Av to Portico Parade .Suffered 2 wounds and bleeding. I had to cover with my backpack and walk together with other pedestrians. It seems there are regular incidents around this are which is dangerous as lot of pedestrian activity near station.
Riding south on Frances St swooped once from behind, no contact.
Magpie snapped at my right ear and returned to the tree on the other side of the road.
Only a mild attack.