Not reporting an actual attack, this time.
This is more the Community Service Announcement.
Maggie in question lives in the large gum on Studley Park, nearest Esdale Street, and has done some for at least the last 5 years. He is well known to the locals.
The trigger or offending item is bicycle helmets. Remove the bicycle helmet, in the park, or as you ride by, and he STOPS swooping.
Attacked while on my bike. Got swooped heading sth towards Anzac Ave. Heard a swoosh of wings and was able to wave it off. Heading sth on my way home, was a lot more agressive. Would be careful with this bird. May cause an injury in the near future.
I was swooped twice last week while cycling.
This morning I got of the bike and was walking slowly. This time it attacked me twice and scratch my cheek a little.
Swooped from being while riding. Heard a cracking noise - not sure if it was the magpie pecking my helmet or just it's beak snapping together. Bird followed me at least 150m swooping four times.
I was walking to the 7-11 nearby on Henry St when I felt a slap of pain on the back of my head. When I checked my hand, there was blood. So I decided to walk back to my apartment to treat it and the magpie followed me. Swooped me a further 2 times and I panicked so I ran back to the apartment screaming. I now have 2 cuts on the back of my head.
The magpie swooped me as i entered a trail on my bike at the top of Banks St. And i got a stick and walked my bike for a little bit, i thought i had cleared the area but when i started to ride again the magpie swooped me again! It swooped very closely to my ear, but i slowly walked away until i was fully out of sight of the magpie. It might have been a butcher bird that swooped me but I'm pretty sure it was just a magpie with a slightly brown feathers. It s unusual that i got swooped in the bushland because I go riding at this location very often and there are never birds that swoop within the reserve.