Saw a man with a long lens camera photographing a swooping magpie on the northern side of Hepburn Avenue, just before the Glengarry Drive roundabout. It was hovering and flapping around him. He had gotten off his bike. Didn't appear to be injured and since he had the camera I'm guessing it wasn't the first time he'd encountered it!
Two magpies on the corner of Joondalup Drive and Riverside Drive. One swooped and gave up but the second followed me for about half a kilometre south along Joondalup Drive. It kept going at my left ear. In the end I had to stop. It gave up when I faced it but by then the damage was done. Left ear is a bit ripped up.
This was a relatively "tame" swooping attack compared to two others experienced during my 15km ride. The magpie gave up pretty quickly and only swooped once and was way off.
This time i was lucky one of the other attacks drew blood.
Was riding my push bike completely unaware despite already being swooped (with a hit to my helmet) in a separate location earlier on the same ride. I was swiped from behind and the magpie hit my right ear very hard, causing my ear to split and bleed. It is now slightly infected :(
This was the 2nd of 3 attacks during my 15km ride.
Was riding my push bike completely unaware and the magpie swooped hitting into my helmet, very hard. It was quite a shock, never been attacked before. Was stalked for a good few hundred meters before it gave up.
This was the first of 3 attacks during my 15km ride, evidently the magpies are out in force this year.
This guy is pretty feisty .. the good thing is that you can hear him coming as he shrieks a lot .. I was cycling north & was swooped 5 times - each time he came in contact with my helmet.
My husband & I use this road regularly & he%u2019s always there
Saw magpie swooping fellow runner ahead of me. Went for her twice. I crossed the road, magpie saw me from quite a distance and flew to the tree above me but I kept looking at him whilst walking backwards and avoided the swoop.
Cycling to Dianella Playspace on the cycling path along Light St and my eldest child was swooped at twice from the back. Whilst cycling away from Dianella Playspace along the path, the same magpie swooped at my other child several times from front and back.