Keep calm and carry on: bird-swooping season is under way but there’s no need to panic

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Though they are the most well known, magpies are not the only Australian swoopers

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For the first time in Sean Dooley’s two decades of bird watching, he has been swooped twice this year by a nesting male magpie.

The magpie had met its match, however. Dooley works at Bird Life Australia, an organisation dedicated to conserving native birds and their habitats, and knows how to avoid a swoop without damage to the person or bird.

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