Watch: Australian reporter 'unflappable' as magpie swoops in for peck, moments away from going on-air

An “absolutely unflappable” Australian reporter had an unfortunate run-in with a magpie while on the job. 

Nine News’ Brett McLeod was moments from going live to talk about Covid-19 restrictions being eased in Melbourne when a magpie swooped in and pecked at his face. 

McLeod assessed the damage, and seconds later, was on air as if nothing happened. 

Watch the full encounter in the video above.