Buzz·Posted on 1 Sep 2016Watch The Fucking Skies Australia, Because Spring Has SprungIt's the first day of spring Down Under, which means it's #SwoopingSeason.by Simon CrerarFounding Editor, BuzzFeed Australia FacebookPinterestTwitterMailLink For nine months of the year, magpies are one of Australia's loveliest, most appreciated birds... JJ Harrison / Wikipedia Commons / Via en.wikipedia.org Then spring arrives, and OMFG! View this photo on Instagram Instagram: @buzzfeedoz In spring breeding male magpies become very aggressive to anyone approaching their nests. Instagram: @auds_littlebuddha Cyclists find themselves becoming favoured targets. imgur.com WATCH. youtube.com THE. youtube.com SKIES! youtube.com SERIOUSLY!!! Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF youtube.com Councils erect warning signs.... Instagram: @jacqtj4 ...and advice for avoiding attacks. Instagram: @sweetdivinelife89 There's even an ace website tracking aggressive magpies. magpiealert.com Hot tip: maybe avoid Brisbane for a few months. magpiealert.com According to experts, a bumper winter mating season may make spring 2016 a particularly long swooping season. View this photo on Instagram Instagram: @couriermail (Queensland magpies are REALLY pissed!) #Pray4ThePosties Facebook: 50shadesofstraya Want more proof that Australia is the craziest place on earth? Sign up for BuzzFeed's "Meanwhile in Australia" newsletter! If you can't see the signup box above, just go here to sign up!