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We’re in the midst of magpie nesting season and it lasts for
approximately seven weeks. During this time,
these pesky birds are feeling a little over-protective and can dive bomb
pedestrians and cyclists while looking out for their chicks.
It’s timely to raise awareness of magpie season as one of
nature’s challenges that comes along each year.
Please don’t provoke the magpies, as they are very territorial. It is important to try to stay calm, if you
panic this is more likely to appear as aggressive behaviour and may provoke a
Here are a few hints and tips should you be pestered by
these swooping menaces:
Keep alert and pay attention for any magpie nesting sites. If
you spot a magpie nesting area stay well clear and remember that magpies are
urban species too, they’re not just in rural areas. You should keep an ear open for their
distinctive calls and it might pay to travel in groups near any nesting sites
as the birds often target individuals.
Another good protective measure is to wear sunglasses and a hat to
protect your eyes and head.
If you are cycling, take precautionary measures such as
putting plastic spikes up through your helmet and also paint or stick imitation
‘eyes’ onto the back of your helmet which seems to ward off magpies. Sunglasses worn on the back of the helmet is another
helpful hint. If a magpie comes swooping
in while you are cycling, it will probably stop if you get off your bike and
Please take care around magpie nesting sites in the