Just thought I would send out a heads up about the magpies that live in and around Parliament House (new one). They are getting very blatant about stealing food when you are eating outside. My hubby got his lunch stolen as he walked outside at the upstairs café - he got swooped on by 3 magpies at once! He had checked for wildlife before he opened the door, then they came at him from above.
Later, after his meetings, he tried again to eat something from a downstairs café (so different birds, different place). This time he sat down, and the magpie grabbed his sausage roll as he bit into it! He had to whack it to get it away!
Not sure if they are particularly bad because it is swooping/nesting season, or if they are just really brazen.
So watch out for your food! (Maybe just eat inside.... )