Cycling in Melbourne Australia
Well it is spring and it looks like one bird has realised it.
Went for a spin this morning along Burwood Highway and turned North into Stud Road Wantirna. Heading North in Stud Road I had just past the shopping centre and heard a familiar crack in my right ear. Obviously having a go at my ear.
Awesome shot, how did you capture that? Helmet mounted video cam?
no idea where the photo was taken (google image search) but I expect if I did have the camera the other way i may have seen something like this.
My detective work reveals that that 'pie pic was taken in New Lambton, NSW. A Newcastle suburb.
These feathered friends pose a widespread problem.
Maybe this is the fellow:
went for a ride today McKimmies road Bundoora across NMIT and yes swooped twice, cable ties I think.
Ok, I live in the Ferntree Gully area, thanks for the alert.
Happily (for the birds and us) the swooping season doesn't last too long. I was swooped (actually harassed) on Saturday morning, in Argyle Road, near Royston Crt in Kew--I saw its shadow and thought magpie, but my companions saw a raven--first time for me.
I'm sure Melb Cyclist members already know that all native birds are (rightly) protected, so don't get too excited with vengeful thoughts. If you need to travel a different way or wear cable ties, eye-stickers--do whatever it takes not to get hurt and continue to enjoy being part of what's left of our natural world.
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I also posted this one as well. This one also demonstrates the eyes on the back of your head myth: http://www.melbournecyclist.com/video/magpies-are-you-covered