Birds often swoop to protect their eggs or young in the nest during breeding season.
Swooping birds can be a frightening experience, but don't be concerned simply because there are magpies present; not all birds swoop to protect their eggs and young during breeding season. Being aware of swooping areas can also help us to avoid venturing into their territory.
Residents are encouraged to:
- visit the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DWELP) website
- call the DWELP customer call Centre (136 186) or
- add the location of the nest to the Victorian Magpie Map.