Angry bird alert

Southern Gazette (South Perth) - - Near You -

THE City of Bel­mont is warn­ing its res­i­dents to be wary of swoop­ing mag­pies now that the iconic birds’ breed­ing sea­son has ar­rived. The coun­cil said in­di­vid­ual adult pairs’ breed­ing sea­son lasted about six weeks from when they be­gan nest­ing un­til the baby bird left the nest. Res­i­dents are ad­vised to dismount bi­cy­cles when ap­proach­ing nest­ing ar­eas, to wear a rid­ing hel­met or erect an orange traf­fic flag to their bike. Mag­pies that are par­tic­u­larly ag­gres­sive can be re­ported to the Wild­care helpline on 9474 9055.

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