As many bike riders will know, September through to the end of October is magpie nesting season. It is during this time bike riders need to keep an eye out for swooping magpies.
They seem to prefer bike riders but pedestrians can also be the target. BeCA has received a message from a resident who was swooped and pursued near the park in Rawson St.
Sometimes magpies can become extra savage if they have been met with stone throwers who are protecting themselves. Regretfully this behaviour can only make some magpies even more aggressive.
Bellvista Blvd especially around the Dumbarton Drive roundabout has been a hotspot in previous years especially for bike riders. It is worrying when we see some bike riders riding without a helment during this swooping season.
You can read more here: http://bellvista.com.au/news-events/living-safely-with-magpies/