A man has died after trying to avoid a swooping magpie in Woonona.
Police are investigating the incident involving a cyclist on Sunday morning.
About 8.15am the 76-year-old man was riding a pushbike on an off-road path alongside Nicholson Park at Woonona, when witnesses report he rode off the path to avoid a swooping magpie.
The man then collided with a fence post, causing him to be thrown to the ground, sustaining serious head injuries.
He was treated on-scene before being airlifted to St George Hospital in a critical condition.
Despite medical efforts, the man died on Sunday evening.
Officers from Wollongong Police District are investigating the incident and a report will be prepared for the coroner.