Magpie flyby: Aussie cyclist records as relentless bird attacks his head
A cyclist riding through Port Kembla, New South Wales, recorded as a relentless magpie repeatedly attacked his head.
The biker has the camera facing his head and catches the bird swooping in and striking his helmet.
He told Newsflare: "Early morning bike ride in Port Kembla, I got swooped multiple times by a rather cross magpie, you can hear multiple strikes to the helmet.
"Luckily it didn't get my ears or back of the head. Swooping is a magpie's protective behaviour at breeding time, warding off intruders or potential threats from their nest, which could house eggs or young."
This footage was filmed on September 16.