It's a Constant Battle.
So What's Been Happening?
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
Do We NEED a National Environment Commission
My Word We DO!