Perth magpie hotspots revealed

An Australian magpie swooping through the air in defence of its nest.
An Australian magpie swooping through the air in defence of its nest.

AN interactive map has revealed the places where magpies are the most dangerous.

Magpie Alert is a self-reporting map which tracks aggressive swooping demon birds around the suburbs.

Click here for the full map. 

Fremantle, Trigg and Kingsley have all reported attacks in which people were injured.

In Fremantle, at State Route 7, on September 13, a person reported that they had been swooped three times in quick succession while walking to the bus stop.

“The first two hit my head from behind,” they wrote.

“The third one prickled both my upper eyelids.”

In Trigg, on September 22, at 19 Spence Street, a young boy received injuries to his eye while kicking a ball in the park.

The same magpie then swooped a young girl walking on the path.

On September 11, a cyclist was injured on Kingsley Drive.

There have been more than 30 attacks recorded in the metropolitan area this September.

Last year, Australians voted for the magpie to be crowned the most popular bird in Australia via a Guardian poll.

The magpie beat out the harmless bin chicken and hilarious Kookaburra to take out the title.

In the meantime, feel free to remember a time when magpies were still cute – before nesting season hit – by watching Rooster Girl the magpie crow like a chicken (click here).