First Magpie swoop of the season!

Re: First Magpie swoop of the season!

Postby vinvin » Tue Sep 07, 2010 9:11 pm

Okay, I got swooped on (first time this year). Basically the corner of Melrose and Hindmarsh, the bike path that cuts the corner through the trees, heading from Hindmarsh around to the left en route to the city. Same spot as last year, golly. I think I heard a few snaps but it didn't make contact.
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Re: First Magpie swoop of the season!

Postby HAKS » Tue Sep 07, 2010 10:05 pm

vinvin wrote:Okay, I got swooped on (first time this year). Basically the corner of Melrose and Hindmarsh, the bike path that cuts the corner through the trees, heading from Hindmarsh around to the left en route to the city. Same spot as last year, golly. I think I heard a few snaps but it didn't make contact.


Arrr yes i remember that one from last year. Don't really ride that section so can easily avoid it :)
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Re: First Magpie swoop of the season!

Postby twizzle » Wed Sep 08, 2010 1:24 pm

New one for me - Ginninderra drive between Coulter and Copland. I'm normally flying down there, but I slowed to turn right at Copland and discovered a maggie near my head when I looked over my shoulder. Which sucks, because that's the only route home which didn't have winged terrors last year.
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Re: First Magpie swoop of the season!

Postby HAKS » Sat Sep 11, 2010 6:00 pm

Medindee Dr just after going from the cycle path onto the road heading clockwise around East basin ie. towards the Hospice. Kept up for about 150m.
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Re: First Magpie swoop of the season!

Postby HAKS » Sun Sep 12, 2010 4:21 pm

Launceston St Lyons. Heading towards Woden, just after Lyons shops but before Glenorchy St. Fairly persistent but no contact.
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Re: First Magpie swoop of the season!

Postby seddo » Mon Sep 13, 2010 8:45 am

persistant little bugger - Athllon dr between Learmonth and Drakeford dr swoops quite viciously for 150mtrs +
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Re: First Magpie swoop of the season!

Postby cp123 » Fri Sep 17, 2010 2:59 pm

4 bumps on my lid today from the fiesty little one on the athllon drive bikepath just north of the wanniassa shops roundabout - between wanniassa shops and sulwood drive. he got me once the other day but doesn't get me on the way home. mind you, on the uphill direction maybe i'm taking too long to get out of his space.

i put the arm up and rode for another 100 or so metres and thought i was safe. wrong... as soon as my arm went down he bombed again. :mrgreen:
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Re: First Magpie swoop of the season!

Postby HAKS » Sat Sep 18, 2010 1:49 pm

5 for me today, new PB :lol:

Swoops were:

1: Launceston St Lyons just past the shops
2: Glenloch Interchange just after leaving the lake path, after the tunnels and heading towards Cook
3: Just over the top of the bike path (Bindubi st) as you start going between housing in Cook
4: Along Dryandra St Lyneham
5: Along Menindee Drive down (AT) the Lake, east basin, the road section between the bike path and the hospice.
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Re: First Magpie swoop of the season!

Postby andyg » Wed Sep 22, 2010 2:30 pm

HAKS wrote:5 for me today, new PB :lol:


5: Along Menindee Drive down (AT) the Lake, east basin, the road section between the bike path and the hospice.


That little bugger got me twice yesterday.
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Re: First Magpie swoop of the season!

Postby FXST01 » Wed Sep 22, 2010 6:40 pm

1. Newcastle and Ipswich streets, agro little bugger.
2. Barrier and Lyell Streets.
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Re: First Magpie swoop of the season!

Postby cp123 » Thu Sep 23, 2010 1:06 pm

roundabout at wheeler and fincham cres wanniassa. and then on the swinger hill bike path where you go under the Melrose school tunnell and up around the edge of the houses around Swinger Hill northbound.
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Re: First Magpie swoop of the season!

Postby HAKS » Mon Sep 27, 2010 1:36 pm

Lyons: Devonport St heading SE between Scottsdale St & Derwant St. Saw it coming then could keep an eye via my shadow, but still had a good 4 attempts.
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Re: First Magpie swoop of the season!

Postby jaydee » Thu Sep 30, 2010 7:53 pm

Another persistent beggar at Acton between the boat hire and the National Museum on the bike path. Tried swooping the helmet but I have cable ties (I figure I look a goose in a helmet anyway) and when that was not successful, went for my back about 5 times. I just got rid of him and there was another one just near the kiosk. This chap knew he was on hiding to nowhere though as there were so many people about that he couldn't decide who to attack!
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Re: First Magpie swoop of the season!

Postby Fletcher » Fri Oct 01, 2010 12:21 am

Weird. I haven't even heard a wing flap over my head. Yet.
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Re: First Magpie swoop of the season!

Postby slik50 » Sat Oct 02, 2010 5:07 pm

Hi Guys,

I was on the climb out of Uriarra towards stromlo and got tag teamed bu two of them. It was towards the end of the loop and I didn't even bother speeding up. I figured a beak in the eyeball would hut less than my legs and lungs at the time anyway :)

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Re: First Magpie swoop of the season!

Postby mrgolf » Tue Oct 05, 2010 2:35 pm

2 today out near Lake George. 4 swoops total. First for the year.
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Re: First Magpie swoop of the season!

Postby vinvin » Tue Oct 05, 2010 7:41 pm

Hullooo. I tried feeding my guy this morning. Pulled up, held out the sausage, no dice. He flew to the ground and glared at me. I tried to make conversation with it, threw it some meat, complimented it on its fine feathers. Yeah. He was pretty pissed off. Eventually we agreed to disagree and he swooped and snapped me off and I said SEE YOU TOMORRA :D :|
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Re: First Magpie swoop of the season!

Postby Warnesy » Sat Oct 09, 2010 8:48 am

Found one riding up the hill on Lanyon drive towards the Jerra roundabout. Some nice motorist tried to beep his horn, not sure whether it was to warn me or ward of the magpie or both. Very slight contact but otherwise no damage done, and now I know where he lives. Plus side was it was the only one on the route into work, at least the only one that got me today :evil:
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Re: First Magpie swoop of the season!

Postby rockviewau » Sat Oct 09, 2010 5:00 pm

the Sloppy Kiss#$@ng ass*^%le at tuggeranong skatepark was in full form today, going me about 8 times... not real fun after 98kms, so i just got off my bike and swung my bike at him hahah
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Re: First Magpie swoop of the season!

Postby Warnesy » Sat Oct 09, 2010 5:26 pm

I've ridden past that area twice in the last two weeks (three times if you count the fact I did two laps) and he's left me alone. Maybe the eyes are working :roll:
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Re: First Magpie swoop of the season!

Postby Robdog » Sat Oct 09, 2010 9:27 pm

Did 2 laps on Thursday, left me alone the first time, about 6 attempts the second. Must think it's got a huge territory as I was fairly moving
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Re: First Magpie swoop of the season!

Postby rockviewau » Sun Oct 10, 2010 10:09 am

i have eyes on my helmet too, but i figure he is in such a high traffic area, and im sure the kids leave him alone at the skate park too. give him a few weeks and he will settle....i hope :)
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Re: First Magpie swoop of the season!

Postby rockviewau » Sun Oct 10, 2010 3:24 pm

oh a new one.... right outside the entry door to the george harcourt in at gold creek. went for a feed with the lady friend at lunch today and the little bugger hammered most patrons including myself just as we were entering.... bastard!!
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Re: First Magpie swoop of the season!

Postby lappy21 » Tue Oct 19, 2010 8:04 am

I thought it might be the end of Magpie swooping season as I haven't been swooped in a couple of weeks. For those of you who ride through the Woden area you will all know about the SUPER agressive bird that lives just off the cnr of Hindmarsh and Melrose Drive. Well I thought I'd try my luck and ride that way home as it allows me to avoid the lights. Well... :evil: For that Magpie, swooping season is definately not over :evil: :evil:

That bird is soo agressive I had to get off my bike and walk through, and every time I looked away to see where I was going, he made an attempt.
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Re: First Magpie swoop of the season!

Postby mrgolf » Tue Oct 19, 2010 7:51 pm

Angry Maggie near the Italo Australian club in Forrest. Nipped me on the arm, little bastard! Haha! First I knew of it too. Kinda stung.
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