That Brighton Train Station magpie is still at it.
I got smashed flush on the jaw last night seemingly out of nowhere! It hit hard enough that it is now uncomfortable to chew my food...!
Only consolation is I left it sitting in a pile of its own feathers on the footpath - it clearly came off second best.
Oh - and my helmet did nothing! (couldn't resist throwing that in!!!)
Any others still active? Blewy??
WOW sounds like a bomber for sure! i hadn't even given the maggies a second thought in a few weeks now! sounds like a few are lingering around
once they get the taste of blood, there is no holding them back.
Your helmet did nothing? Throw the lazy bugger away and get a more pro-active model ;-)
Haven't been in Blewy country lately but didn't spot him the last 2 times I rode out there. Willy (Old Willunga Hill) and Clarice (Clarendon Hill) seem to have mellowed and settled into family life. Major hasn't put in an appearance this year after I repeatedly threatened him with a big stick last season.
lol =-) i didnt see the Major either this year. often heard the maggies talking to eachother through that area but never swooped.
Difficult to carry and camouflage on a bike - but I hear you!
I've just checked my bike and gear pre-Amy's and noticed that my helmet has small holes in various spots around the left ear! I reckon most of those were the work of Blewy this year.
When I lived in Lobethal we had to ask the local copper to come and shoot a magpie (not something I did lightly), it was attacking our 8 year old every day for 3 months. Not us parents though, a very selective beggar.
You could inform the local police about this one as a public nuisance.
the male magpie would gather food for the young, so more than one magpie dies.
Heather I appreciate your concern and if I was to wander off the beaten track into it's territory then all power to the bird for protecting it's domain. But in a highly trafficked urban area if the actions of the bird constitute a physical danger which could lead to serious injury or death then bye bye birdie and family if necessary. The chances of serious injury are rare but the case of the kid playing in a swingpark in Brisbane losing an eye this year is scary. I had my own incident a few years ago when a young girl nearly went under a bus on Golden Grove Rd while being attacked and she also had to put up with a complete stranger (me) grabbing her and carrying her away enough distance so that the magpie stopped it's repeated attack. Very traumatic for her on both counts.
Just wondering if any1 has been swooped by the norton summit magpie? I havnt been lately but just wondering if any1 else has?
Just further evidence that you'll always come off second best if you mess with a Wookie! LOL