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It's a Constant Battle.

So What's Been Happening?

Swooping Birds

There has been some discussion amongst wildlife carers as well as people affected by swooping birds. There is a general intolerance of swooping birds by many members of the public. There have been some injuries to children, though not widespread, from birds that swoop to protect their seasonal residence in which they have settled their family. Putting ourselves in the place of a bird with a family to protect, we would react much the same.
If there was danger nearby we would protect our house and family from that danger by frightening it away if we could.
If we empathise with the birds who are protecting their families, and they have good reason not to trust human beings, just read the papers, we will become more tolerant and understanding. We just have to think about it.
Apparently it's only the male magpie that swoops, but there have also been reports of butcher birds swooping people, and it's assumed that only the male butcher bird swoops anything that comes too close to their nest. More information here:

Swooping Birds

Do We NEED a National Environment Commission

My Word We DO!