Experts say magpies might be swooping more this spring season, thanks to the masks we’re wearing. Griffith University magpie expert Darryl Jones says it’s believed magpies can recognise between 30-50 people. “The reason is, those magpies (and remember only a tiny fraction of them attack us thank goodness) but those ones that do, they attack […]Why masks might set off magpies this swooping season — 4BC
Wollongong City Council is encouraging residents to report swooping magpies. Picture: act.gov.au WITH magpie nesting season almost upon us, residents are encouraged to report incidents of swooping in parks and streets to Wollongong City Council. Magpies can be repeat offenders when it comes to swooping behaviours, and Council is taking a proactive approach on the […]Report swooping magpies, as nesting season gets underway — The Bulli & Clifton Times
Spring means new life, sun and – covid restrictions permitting – walks outside. But it also means swooping birds protecting their nests.
To make sure that anyone who dares to venture outside knows where the ferocious flyers may be, the Victorian government has set up a swooping bird map.
Hopefully that can assist in the reduction of poked walkers and cyclists falling off bikes.