Highlands News

Swooping season underway

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It's officially magpie season and we're being reminded that the birds can become more aggressive at this time of year.

The behaviour is all about the parents protecting their young from potential threats.

However Wingecarribee Council's Coordinator of Natural Resource Projects Ian Perkins says Spring time shouldn't be a nightmare and has some helpful tips during the swooping season.

That includes taking alternative routes where possible, wearing a wide rimmed hat and avoid harassing the animals.