Persistent magpie just next to the park. Moves between both sides of the road (dam and park side). Sits up in one of the large gym trees on the dam side for observation, flies across to take advantage height from a nearby pine tree then swoops. Will swoop and strike the helmet approx 3-4 times depending on how quick you pedal. Likes to fly into the helmet and/or body slam. This is one of the main thoroughfares and can be a busy road.
Another attack by this psychotic magpie on the Old Windsor Rd between the footbridge and Norbrick Drive. Psycho normally attacks the last rider in the bunch and as that was me I armed myself with a branch which kept him from inflicting injuries.At the cafe a round 15 riders discussed tactics. Most had been swooped, but only 2 injuries, a bruise and a bloody ear. Not a bad day ; magpies 1, cyclists0, but no fatalities. P.S. Complainants to the local council have been advised that magpies are a protected species (which they are ) so " man up." What happened to relocating dangerous birds to remote areas. Wake up, Baulkham Hills !
Was walking with my daughter (in her pram) towards the beach. Attacked my daughter once (I put the canopy on and it stopped) and me about ten times on the left ear from the corner of Malabar road and Mons avenue til Fenton avenue. Got a small injury in there and a traumatised 2 year-old (she is fine now).