I have been having some problems being attacked by several red-winged blackbirds when I am riding. It seems to be the same birds because I am only having this problem in certain areas. I have talked to some other people who ride in the same areas but they don't seem to have this problem. I am not sure if it the color of by bike (red and black), or my helmet (silver, but not shiny), or my clothes (black shorts, gray shirt). I have tried changing my route and it seemed to work for a couple of days, but my new route has the same problem.
Does anyone have any suggestions on why they may be swooping down or how to avoid it?