Magpie flying toward camera

Spring must be here

The warm weather is a hint but its not spring until the Magpies start their annual swooping season.

This particular bird is rather benign, not making physical contact or the snap noise others employ. but it will chase pedestrians or cyclists for several blocks to defend its territory. So the most comfortable weather of the year is marred by yet another distraction on the roads, but at least this one is non-lethal.

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One thought on “Spring must be here

  1. First time in my life I got swooped riding a bike yesterday. 3 vicious dive attacks for two head-hits by the one bird. They might not kill you, unless you fall off your bike and hit the ground hard, but there’s the real possibility of a cut head or an eye out if you turn and look at the wrong time.

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