birding-aus Magpies and eyes!

Subject: birding-aus Magpies and eyes!
From: "Martin O'Brien"<>
Date: Tue, 6 Jul 1999 15:31:23 +1000
Michael Norris mentioned the importance of protecting ones eyes when under
threat of a magpie attack.

Interestingly all my attacks in Melbourne have been from male birds from
about the "7 o'clock" position.  This just happens to be the spot which I
cannot easily see with my helmet mirror while cycling (I have about 260
degrees of view).  Maybe the Magpie at Kew knows this!  At no time have I
felt threatened w.r.t. possible eye damage, although I ma aware of media
reports from other states which mention eye injuries to small children
(Canberra, I think).

I wonder whether those infra red night vision goggles would help here?

Martin O'Brien
[Home of some dangerous Magpies]

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