magpie attacked and struck my left cheek just below my eye... two small cuts. came home with blood streaming down my face but not too bad once cleaned up. this magpie started swooping early in September but will now actually cut you going for your eyes.. be very careful here as it will draw blood
Swooped very closed to me, though it didn't attack. It started when I was cycling. I got off my bike immediately and started walking, but it didn't stop swooping. It stopped following me until I reached Rothbury Street.
Third time this week (out of 6 rides) this one has swooped. Very late in the season! Chased me from the bridge to the old Christmas shop - almost 800 metres - with about 9 swoops. No hits as I had the road shadow to help me duck at the right moment...
I was at work, and I noticed a very aggressive magpie very close to me. This lasted for about 20 minutes while I was working, then I saw the magpie right above my head due to its shadow from the sun. This devious little sod kept hovering, then coming at me. I was using a whipper snipper so I started waving it about and it flew in to a lamp post. (note: I didn't try and harm the magpie) I kept my eye on him and about 10 minutes later he came at me again, about 3 times. At this stage I was using weed killer, and my natural response was to try and squirt him. This time I wanted to hurt the little bugger. In hindsight this was not a good idea for 2 reasons. 1: you shouldn't spray magpies with weed killer and 2: I think i killed half of the grass due to the weedkiller. I was terrified. I thought all this was an urban myth, until today.