biker jk wrote:Shred931 wrote:biker jk wrote:Magpie Alert on the M7 path! I was swooped twice but not attacked. It happened near the Eastern Creek Waste Management Centre, heading south. After the first swoop I stopped and turned around and the magpie flew to a tree branch around 30 metres away. When I started off again it swooped a second time. So it's not very aggressive. On the return leg I didn't see it at all.
I was attacked by this fella on Sunday. He got me with a really hard hit that jolted my head forward. It was flying around on the return trip but my extended arm kept him at bay. Evil, souless creatures.
It got me as well on Sunday on the return leg heading north. Helmet strike but no damage to it or me. So clearly this maggie has turned from swooping to attacking. It did encourage some fast peddling on my part (I passed my riding buddy and when I looked back he was 500m behind).
Ah yes the M7 maggie. Got me twice last Thursday , once on the way out (north) and once on the way back (heading south). First time round it took a small chunk out of the protective foam on my helmet just above my right ear. On the way back I swung a plastic bag with my banana in it above my head and that kept it to within a couple of metres of my head. Hard to swing and pedal at the same time. The went for a run on Saturday morning and got swooped by a maggie in Speed st Liverpool. Didn't see that one coming! It could have been the same one , they all look the same to me.