Magpie Watch

Re: Magpie Watch

Postby U2adam!!! » Sun Sep 12, 2010 9:07 pm

I don't want to give the magpies any satisfaction by dressing my helmet with any sort of adornment such as plastic ties, recently snapped off shrubbery or googly eyes.

I simply prefer to ride like 'da man' and resist any reaction to the claws and beaks snapping away. 8)

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Re: Magpie Watch

Postby alex » Mon Sep 13, 2010 12:10 pm

http://www.legislation.sa.gov.au/LZ/C/A ... .56.UN.PDF

"It is lawful for any person without any permit or other authority under this Act, to kill any Australian magpie that has attacked or is attacking any person."

anyone got a shottie? 8)
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Re: Magpie Watch

Postby SeanB » Wed Sep 15, 2010 6:09 pm

alex wrote:http://www.legislation.sa.gov.au/LZ/C/A/NATIONAL%20PARKS%20AND%20WILDLIFE%20ACT%201972/CURRENT/1972.56.UN.PDF

"It is lawful for any person without any permit or other authority under this Act, to kill any Australian magpie that has attacked or is attacking any person."
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I find that disgusting tbh.
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Re: Magpie Watch

Postby limetang » Wed Sep 15, 2010 8:59 pm

Old South Rd Old Reynella, just as u go past the Crown Hotel, viscous! Took a chunk out of my pride n joy Giro Atmos!!!
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Re: Magpie Watch

Postby U2adam!!! » Sat Sep 18, 2010 7:53 am

SeanB wrote:
alex wrote:http://www.legislation.sa.gov.au/LZ/C/A/NATIONAL%20PARKS%20AND%20WILDLIFE%20ACT%201972/CURRENT/1972.56.UN.PDF

"It is lawful for any person without any permit or other authority under this Act, to kill any Australian magpie that has attacked or is attacking any person."
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I find that disgusting tbh.


I would have to agree with you on that one. It's similar to going after the shark which has just attacked someone in the water. They are only doing what's natural and so what if we get a little surprised by the buggers?

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Re: Magpie Watch

Postby you cannot be sirrus » Sat Sep 18, 2010 8:24 pm

There's a nasty little magpie nesting in the tree outside my house. I get attacked even before I start riding, it's usually sat on the street light opposite so it get a good "run up" as it swoops in. I never get swooped at any other time, only when on the bike, I wonder if riding without the helmet for 50m would stop him, only problem with that is if it doesn't I've got next to no hair to protect me. Dilemna.
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Re: Magpie Watch

Postby rustychisel » Sun Sep 19, 2010 12:00 pm

got children?


kids = decoys :wink:
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Re: Magpie Watch

Postby alex » Mon Sep 27, 2010 10:48 am

Cycotic wrote:There are 4 of them on Sheoak Rd, at the back of Belair National Park. Two of them made contact with my helmet while I was doing about 35km/hr.


just when i thought magpie season was coming to an end i was absolutely molested by these 4 friendly chaps on sheoak road yesterday...
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Re: Magpie Watch

Postby MichaelB » Mon Sep 27, 2010 11:37 am

Been pleasantly surprised. Several rides up Belair Rd and Mt Lofty, and no swoops ..... Maybe they feel sorry for me ...
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Re: Magpie Watch

Postby bongo » Mon Sep 27, 2010 1:05 pm

Top of One Tree Hill Rd/Seaview Rd intersection got hit hard unsuspectingly, just heard the impact, flurry of claws and feathers across the back of the lid and then a small sqwawk .Did not see where it went.Inspection of helmet afterwards shows ferocity of attack, nice little divot taken from the rear. Eyes to be installed.
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Re: Magpie Watch

Postby alex » Mon Sep 27, 2010 4:47 pm

if i get killed while out on my bike i dont want a 'memorial ride' by random punters i have never met.
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Re: Magpie Watch

Postby bongo » Mon Sep 27, 2010 9:35 pm

alex wrote:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9wHreVKgOT4


he he he....
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Re: Magpie Watch

Postby davidk » Mon Oct 04, 2010 6:42 pm

Biffidus wrote:I had problems last year with one on Churchill Rd North, Dry Creek and another on Yorke Tce, Salisbury.
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Got attacked 8 times on Sunday on Churchill Rd North, both directions.
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Re: Magpie Watch

Postby Zennen » Mon Oct 04, 2010 11:23 pm

Been nailed several times heading out of Melrose (near showgrounds) in the past couple of weeks.... :?
There's quite a few of them in the area... and they're toey!
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Re: Magpie Watch

Postby Dazzman » Sun Nov 14, 2010 9:54 pm

just when you would think that the swooping season is over...I got swooped today going up Nortons, at the Teringie Drive intersection. The bugger swooped me twice on the way up and even had a go at me when I was doing 50Kph on the way down!
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Magpie Whack...

Postby Quinns Rocks Roadie » Mon Nov 15, 2010 1:19 am

I whacked one with my frame pump the other day - didn't come back for thirds. :twisted:

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Re: Magpie Watch

Postby Richard.L » Mon Jul 18, 2011 4:13 pm

Ok i just got swopped today (YES IT'S STILL 1.5 MONTHS TILL SPRING!!)

Seaview Rd heading south towards River Torrens(about 300ish metres north of River Torrens)
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Re: Magpie Watch

Postby MichaelB » Mon Jul 18, 2011 4:18 pm

Bugger !!
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Re: Magpie Watch

Postby Mulger bill » Mon Jul 18, 2011 11:19 pm

Don't forget to post up your score in the moving targets thread in General Richard. :wink:

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Re: Magpie Watch

Postby Kraeg » Tue Jul 19, 2011 7:57 am

Richard.L wrote:Ok i just got swopped today (YES IT'S STILL 1.5 MONTHS TILL SPRING!!)


My most feared magpie has begun as well (only me of course, I've seen no-one else become a target).

Last year he kept flying by the door of a caravan I was in, then when I was in a stable he flew in the door looking for me. His partner has also distracted me while he comes in from the side. Unfortunately the rural property (with the caravan and stables) that is in his territory is somewhere I go a few times a month... so it's not just I have to ride through his territory, but that I stay there. And he does NOT like that.
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Re: Magpie Watch

Postby dirty_harry » Tue Jul 19, 2011 9:46 pm

half way along fox creek road today still on the flat before it gets steep luckily. wasn't very persistent though only had one go at me
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Re: Magpie Watch

Postby alex » Sun Jul 24, 2011 5:15 pm

copped one on the head last weekend somewhere between brighton and flinders uni
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Re: Magpie Watch

Postby diggo19 » Wed Aug 10, 2011 7:30 pm

hit about 6 or 7 times in 50m around 11am on YP. was quite funny actually. could see his shadow on side of road so knew when he'd strike. hehe.
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Re: Magpie Watch

Postby Daccordi Rider » Wed Aug 17, 2011 4:24 pm

Got done going up Norton Summit on Saturday!
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Re: Magpie Watch

Postby MichaelB » Thu Aug 18, 2011 9:11 am

alex wrote:copped one on the head last weekend somewhere between brighton and flinders uni


That's a looooong stretch of somewhere !!! Care to narrow it down a bit :)
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