Skip to content Skip to main navigation

Is it over? Swooping season that is…

By shelley22 18 October 2010 14

Ok Ok I know magpie swooping has featured on this site before – but my question is “is the swooping season over”?

As one who is petrified of said birds, and lives in an area populated by swoopers, I am keen to get back on my bike but not before I know the swooping season has come to a close.


What’s Your opinion?


Please login to post your comments, or connect with
14 Responses to
Is it over? Swooping season that is…
Filter
Showing only Website comments
Order
Newest to Oldest
Oldest to Newst
Holditz 11:13 pm 19 Oct 10

I have been seeing and hearing the younglings- the not so black feathered birds with their begging calls- so the end of the swooping season isn’t far away.

Pork Hunt 5:34 pm 18 Oct 10

That would get the Taliban quivering in their turbans…

sirocco 4:27 pm 18 Oct 10

Kerryhemsley said :

Thumper said :

A magpie pulled a gun on me the other day.

I reckon they’re getting worse.

Yeah I blame their parents and they were too poor to attend private schools.

Get them into the military Capt RAAF?

Kerryhemsley 3:56 pm 18 Oct 10

Thumper said :

A magpie pulled a gun on me the other day.

I reckon they’re getting worse.

Yeah I blame their parents and they were too poor to attend private schools.

grump 3:55 pm 18 Oct 10

I’m feeling blesed, I walked through a throng of 26 magpies the other evening – a few sideways glances (as maggies do) and a hop out of the way, but no agression

Thumper 3:48 pm 18 Oct 10

A magpie pulled a gun on me the other day.

I reckon they’re getting worse.

andym 3:44 pm 18 Oct 10

Of course if its a good season then the birds will have a second round of nesting before winter……

toriness 3:12 pm 18 Oct 10

i was savagely swooped last week on mort street braddon when cycling in to work 🙁

dajala 3:06 pm 18 Oct 10

Yeah, I was swooped yesterday.

nope – saw a cyclist getting harassed yesterday.

niftydog 2:02 pm 18 Oct 10

I was thinking it was over, but then there was a post here last week about a particularly vicious bird that seemed to be starting late.

Guess I’ve been lucky this season, aside from one lame attempt mid august I haven’t been attacked at all. Yesterday I rode past a couple holding sticks in the air as they walked; I saw a few magpies just past them but they all completely ignored me.

KB1971 1:26 pm 18 Oct 10

I think so other than a few hard arsed/psychopathic maggies (the one near the skate park a Tuggers springs to mind).

The one at Red Rooster in Wanniassa has given up, as has the one at the Sea Scouts.

I did a lap of the Cotter/Tidbinbilla yesterday & there was a sneaky one near the tracking station turn that left me alone.

I think you will be safe but you really should think about hardening up for next year 🙂

icantbelieveitsnotbutter 1:21 pm 18 Oct 10

On Friday I went for a ride in Ainslie… I was attacked (and I mean attacked) by a bird for about 150m. The season is definately not over.

Fuzzy 1:12 pm 18 Oct 10

I saw a magpie chasing a crow out of its territory just this morning, so I assume there’s still some swooping going on too.

That and there has been at least 2 other “how do I avoid swooping magpies” threads on here in the last week or so.

Related Articles

CBR Tweets

Sign up to our newsletter

Top
Copyright © 2018 Region Group Pty Ltd. All rights reserved.
the-riotact.com | aboutregional.com.au | b2bmagazine.com.au | thisiscanberra.com

Search across the site