Yep, it's that time again. For those who weren't around twelve months ago there is a bird in Australia that, at this time of year (Spring) likes attacking the head of any creature who comes anywhere near it's nest during breeding season. This seems to be particularly pertinent to cyclists as magpies have some kind of special relationship with helmets.
I had my right ear cut open twice last year. Although the drought has eased a little (if not actually breaking) so hopefully this season won't be quite so scary.