Thursday, September 22, 2016

Those darned Magpies!


During magpie nesting season, these birds get extremely territorial and will attach anybody or anything that they feel is a treat.




According to the Swooping Magpie Attack Statistics page, this is serious business...

Magpie swooping attack percentages across Australia by State 2016

86141ACTNSWNTNZQLDSATASVICWA7.3%25.2%24.5%11.4%30%
StateCount
861411
ACT215
NSW743
NT2
NZ1
QLD884
SA336
TAS2
VIC721
WA40



Anything that requires a pie chart to explain, must be a pretty important, eh?

Well, you'd call it important if you find yourself on the receiving end of an irate magpie.

On this web site you can also find reports of attacks. One, in particular, includes a video, perhaps a little overproduced, but still informative and more than a little startling.


Perhaps now you understand why there are web pages and statistics about this. I'm hoping that this shall pass before we get attacked.