So I was calmly cycling along some fields the other day when I hear a noise that sounds a bit like “grekk”. I thought that was a strange sound to come from my bike but then after a while hear that it is coming from behind me and above me. I look behind and there’s a black bird dive bombing at me.
After I performed a few rather erratic maneuver, which involved some flayling arms, wild shouting and random turns of direction, I managed to shake off the bird… much to the amusement of a couple of binglan chewing onlookers.
However, 30 minutes later I’m getting dive bombed by another of the things.
does anyone know what kind of bird is doing this (it’s basically a small black bird, black beak with a long tail)?
why does it only attack cyclists and blithely ignore scooters or (I would wish) buses and lorries?
how do I keep from being attacked? Please bear in mind I was on a loaded tourer and I wasn’t about to lift my bike to have it between me and my assailant.