Remember that the swooping period is temporary and will end once their chicks have safely fledged (left the nest) in about 4 weeks. Swooping occurs from August to October, apply the following recommendations to protect yourself during this period:
Stay calm and try not to panic.
If possible, take an alternate route during this time.
Keep your eyes on the bird - they are less likely to swoop if you are watching them.
Walk away quickly. Do not stop.
If cycling, dismount and walk through the bird’s territory.
Wear a broad-brimmed hat and sunglasses
Hold an open umbrella or leafy branch above your head
In the event of persistently swooping birds, Council can install temporary signs warning pedestrians and cyclists to avoid the area.