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Magpie swooping usually occurs during the mating season in spring.

Magpie birdMagpies are a native bird and therefore protected by law. This means the Council cannot intervene in any incidents involving swooping magpies.

Some ways to reduce the chance of being swooped include:

  • wearing a hat
  • putting sunglasses on the back of the hat
  • carrying an umbrella.

For more information, visit: Department of Environment, Water and Natural Resources