So having not been swooped by a single magpie this season so far (even the one vicious near the Woden underpass seems to have retired), I’m surprised at how aggressive the Mynas have been instead.
Walking around the ANU where there is an abundance of Mynas I was being swooped left right and center.
I have also discovered a persistent local one along the path behind the Stromlo high tennis courts that has swooped both me (and for some reason) my tiny dog.
I’m not complaining, they’re hardly a match for a big old magpie, but I find it unusual since I haven’t known them to swoop before.
Perhaps after being invasive for so long, they are now learning the ways of the Magpies.