Swooping season is upon us

Tips to help you survive this September.

Swooping season is upon us

September ushers in the start of Spring which generally is a time when birds like magpies get very territorial.

The Environment Land Water and Planning Department is calling on councils and locals alike to put up notices when a swooping magpie is in a public area.

Magpies attacks very rarely lead to injury, but, they can lead to damage when we're riding bikes or horses.

Environmental experts say that only a small percent of magpies actually swoop, with dogs and vehicles also often targeted.

You can head to the department's website and use their interactive magpie map by clicking the link below.