No, not really. My husband's grandfather has the funniest story about the time he was swooped by a 'meatpie' though! Hahaha. His neighbour told him it was a magpie, but apparently "they're all the same".
I once saw some kids trying to swoop back with their skateboards. :|
they will swoop in the nesting season if they do not know you.
in our backyard they come for food and if the door is open will come into the kitchen. they can be hanfed and are very gentle in how they take the food from your fingers.
they will swoop over the head of the dog who runs after them but it is all a game to them both.
No but my great grandmother used to get swooped really bad often; they would basically scalp her. What Jonaj said works as does wearing a tin foil hat. Maybe gluing googly eyes to and placing a strip of foil around a cap would do the trick?
Never. They have a sixth sense about me I think. People are often amazed that a magpies will leave me alone. Perhaps the bush telegraph lets them know I love them and care for them wherever I am. Heehee. They are one of my favourite birds, they are so clever.