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Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Swooping season has begun as magpies protect their young

Swooping season has begun as magpies protect their young

Magpies are very protective parents and will swoop anything the see as a potential intrud

Magpies are very protective parents and will swoop anything the see as a potential intruder.
 
The National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is reminding people that it’s the time of the year when there is an increased risk of swooping magpies. 
The NPWS receives many phone calls about swooping magpies at this time of year, and reports have already been received from around the Sydney.

`Warning swooping magpies sign at Alpha Park.
`Warning swooping magpies sign at Alpha Park.


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Magpies are very protective parents and they may swoop anyone seen as an intruder who might harm their chicks.

In the vast majority of cases the swooping is simply bluff, however sometimes people can receive minor head injuries as a result of swooping magpies.


Wear a hat or helmet to protect yourself from swooping magpies.
Wear a hat or helmet to protect yourself from swooping magpies.





WALK, DON'T PROVOKE

There are a few things that people can do to reduce risks of magpie swoops:

Walk away from the area and warn others about risky locations.

Don’t provoke the birds.

Wear a hat or helmet to protect your head.

Hold an umbrella or stick above your head to deter attacks but don’t swing it at the magpie as this will only provoke it to attack.

Hurry past nesting sites confidently and quickly or better still, avoid nesting sites.

If on a bike, dismount to avoid falling off, and move away quickly.




















The protective behaviour lasts only a few weeks. For the rest of the year the magpie is peaceful and valuable as an insect eater, renowned for its pleasant warbling.

Magpies are a protected species and it is against the law to kill them, collect their eggs, or harm their young.

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