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They're out there...... !

Posted: Mon Oct 22, 2012 10:21 pm
by il padrone
Classic photo captured of the enemy in attack mode.

Image


Look at that evil red eye :shock:

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Posted: Mon Oct 22, 2012 10:22 pm
by The 2nd Womble
Parrots are funny :)

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Posted: Mon Oct 22, 2012 11:23 pm
by jacob_T
Brilliant photograph.

Which reminds me. When do they stop swooping?
I've got one particularly intelligent one near me that now skips the helmet and goes straight for the ears.

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Posted: Mon Oct 22, 2012 11:27 pm
by human909
Is that your photo? That is absolutely incredible, an award winning cycling photo for sure. I especially like the shadow as it gives the entire photo perspective.

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Posted: Mon Oct 22, 2012 11:30 pm
by roller
+1 for amazing photograph :)

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Posted: Mon Oct 22, 2012 11:35 pm
by Mulger bill
Depends on how good the season is. Given the right conditions they can clutch more than once.

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Posted: Mon Oct 22, 2012 11:55 pm
by Sprocket
+1
great photo!

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Posted: Tue Oct 23, 2012 12:04 am
by il padrone
No, not my photo. It came from the Facebook page of Bike ROAR, via BNV Forums' recent Magpies thread.

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Posted: Tue Oct 23, 2012 7:27 am
by Ken Ho
jacob_T wrote:Brilliant photograph.

Which reminds me. When do they stop swooping?
I've got one particularly intelligent one near me that now skips the helmet and goes straight for the ears.


So, you need to fight back with super-intelligance.
Cover your ears, wear a bandana under your esky lid.
I use a T-shirt, but a bit too bulky really, though it gives me really good cover of ears and back of neck.
Then I'm like honey badger, when magpie swoops me.

On the photo, the GoPro is a top little camera.

Re: They're out there...... !

Posted: Tue Oct 23, 2012 8:31 am
by g-boaf
I do have a bandana, I might try that. :) I hate those birds. I'm particularly terrified of one particular magpie. :shock:

We need a miniature phalanx system on our bikes. :twisted: Locked on - fire! :evil:

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Posted: Tue Oct 23, 2012 9:21 am
by bychosis
I think that was a pic forthe local paper last season, or possibly the season before. Taken in Lambton area.

I saw a very similar image live one morning. Scooting down a hill, around 40 when I got a love tap from above, put the hammer down and looked around a few secs later to see the perpetrator in the pose above keeping pace with me, trimming the wing tips to stay on target but not quite keeping up. Not sure how long he was there as I didn't want to stick around and wait for another hit but he must've followed me for a reasonable time.

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Posted: Tue Oct 23, 2012 9:46 am
by Howzat
Silly birds should ask themselves when they last saw a bicycle climb a tree.

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Posted: Tue Oct 23, 2012 9:53 am
by lump_a_charcoal
Helmets are mandatory!

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Posted: Tue Oct 23, 2012 9:55 am
by JustJames
That pic was certainly used in Sydney papers last year.

And I'm pretty sure it's been 'shopped too.

The bird in the pic and the bird in the shadow are in very different attitudes. The bird in the shadow has its wings up and head down, the bird in shot has its wings down and head up.

Cool pic all the same.

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Posted: Tue Oct 23, 2012 10:41 am
by briztoon
Sure are.

There is a nasty magpie here in Brisbane that just targets your left year only and bites it. And it's only started in the last two weeks. Corner of Rickertt Road and Chelsea Rd along the shared bike path that skips the road cutting. It's a popular route with many cyclists heading to Wellington Point and Redland Bay.

So far, my experience is that it only attacks riders on their return trip back from Wellington Point. I've ridden out that way a couple of times in the last fortnight and only been hit on the return trip. Doesn't matter if your on the bike path on the out bound side, or riding the road on the in bound side, it'll only hits you on the trip back. Same bird has hit a work colleague as well, and only on the ride back.

And it fecking hurts. I've got some nice scars on my left ear now.

So now all rides are over the Gateway and north up through the Toombul wetlands.

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Posted: Tue Oct 23, 2012 12:39 pm
by Lukeyboy
Howzat wrote:Silly birds should ask themselves when they last saw a bicycle climb a tree.





Although we have porgressed alot futher since then...

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Posted: Tue Oct 23, 2012 12:47 pm
by ozzymac
Hi,
Just wondering how many nests everyone has to go past on there normal ride?

On my usual ride there is now 7 I have to put up with. And I was looking forward to summer during winter..... these phsyco birds don't make it very enjoyable. :evil:

Cheers

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Posted: Thu Oct 25, 2012 2:32 pm
by Pushy
In todays Perth Now

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Posted: Thu Oct 25, 2012 2:39 pm
by skull
Pushy wrote:In todays Perth Now

Brilliant.

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Posted: Thu Oct 25, 2012 3:17 pm
by g-boaf
Pushy wrote:In todays Perth Now


If you pause it at the right point, you can see it going for the gap between the ear-muffs and he helmet! :shock:

Evil magpie. :shock: