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I didn't do this to avoid the Magpie but it gave me the excuse to add another 4km to my ride! (and the SW was heaven!)
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moosterbounce wrote:Anyone ever been swooped by wattlebirds?
yes! there is one angry one just near RPH, opposite Mercedes college... it never seemed to swoop anyone else, but would wait for me on my bike... I couldn't handle the daily attacks, so I altered my route to work...
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moosterbounce wrote:Anyone ever been swooped by wattlebirds? They can be really nasty and will "clack" their beak when they get close. I've not had it for a while on a bike, but always get swooped by them when walking the hounds around the lake at Joondalup. In fact, the hounds get swooped first - brave little suckers to have a go at my dogs.
+1 Yes there's one around the corner on Kennedy St that has a go at me regularly. Also, there was one at my parents place that hounded our ginger cat every time it stepped out of the house - for about 5 years!
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I ride along the path and then hop onto a road just before the roundabout inside the estate - this one is really persistent - they don't worry me much normally, but this guy will follow and keep swooping me until I stop and stare at him. If I keep riding, he keeps swooping.
He hits the helmet which doesn't worry me, but I think as it seems to not be working he is trying to aim for my right ear - THAT worries me.
The other day he kept swooping me for about 500m - I've never had that before.
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