There is a magpie located at Balmoral Park which swoops down to protect its nest. It will follow you all throughout the entire park. Please be careful especially its near the school. This is the second time its done it to me on two separate days. I was jogging at that time.
I decided to go for a walk at approximately 3pm and had just cross the corner of Noga Ave and Rachelle Rd.
Out of nowhere I was struck at the back of the head so violently. To my bewilderment I looked up and saw the Magpie that had struck me. My head began aching and I placed my hand on where I was struck and was bleeding.
My head is still aching from being swooped.
Swooped from Behind twice whilst cycling, no actual contact this time. He followed me, possibly considering a third strike, but I had picked up the pace by this point, and I guess I was far enough away to satisfy him.
Relatively quiet past week, Colin only swooped half heartedly, seemed to lack interest. However, this morning was back with renewed vigour! Swooped 3 times after announcing intentions quite vocally. No contact.
Had organised to visit my Dad who lives in Halls Gap and brought my bike. Went for a ride on the bike path toward the town village, but as I got past Royston Road, I was swooped without warning by a magpie that made no sound at all as it hit me. (I had originally kept an eye and ear out for magpies as I had been recently attacked near where I live in Meadow Heights)
I wasn't injured, as it seemingly slapped the right side of my face with its wings. I was very startled, shocked and cried out in surprise. Sadly the rest of my ride was tainted as I spent it cautiously and nervously looking out for a repeat swooping for any other magpies in the area.
2 magpies squawked at me and flew overhead, following me for about 200m. No swooping (I think the trees stopped them. I was on the footpath), but they would have if they could have.