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Barney is a Yellow Naped Amazon Parrot who loves to go on bike rides in his “Fun Cage” As of January of 2017 he has ridden more than 12,000 miles on his bicycle in the New Berlin / Waukesha area.  If you see him while you are riding or walking, say “Hi”.  He is always happy to meet new people.  

See what he has been doing in the posts below.  If you would like updates “Like” Barney on his Facebook page

It has been an interesting winter so far, while we have had some very cold weather, there have also been some unseasonably warm days. So Barney has had rides in January and February for the 2nd straight year. Today it was very nice out and we went for a rind. Met Greg and Holly on the trail and we rode together for about 2.5 miles and had fun. Way to go Greg!

Part of the unusual weather was about 2 inches of rain last week. The rain came when our creek was full of ice. This did serious erosion by our footbridge so I had to cut down a 50 foot black walnut. It was near the creek and the soil under it was washed away. Took it down this past Sat as Sunday we had high wind warnings and it would probably have blown down on either the bridge, or if it fell to the east from the west wind on our gazebo.
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2 months ago

 

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Good hearing about your winter adventure Sorry to hear about your black walnut tree, they take so long to grow and are such a wonder ful tree l'm sure it was a hard loss

Great to see you, Barney.. glad you got through this winter.. looking forward to your new adventures!

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Barney wishes everyone a Merry Christmas. Here are his Christmas gifts arriving.... he likes to keep a low profile ...

4 months ago

Canadian Pacific Christmas Train in Hartland Wisconsin

 

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Merry Christmas Barney and friend.I hope all of you had a wonderful day day

MERRY CHRISTMAS BARNEY AND YOUR BUDDY one of these days I hope to see that train in person! How great that is

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year in 2018🎉 Thank you for sharing the video of The Holiday Train. I missed seeing it this year.

merry xmas barney and all

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Barney enjoys the sunset and his goose friends discussing their day along the New Berlin Rec Trail. ...

6 months ago

Sunset along the trail with happy geese

 

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Hi Barney! Haven't seen much of you.

Hey Barney, this is the first time I caught your page. So, you go with bike riding........I bet you like that!!!! I love that your human does this for you.

Well, glad to hear you are back out there, Barney, have missed hearing about your adventures!

Beautiful sunset.

Hi Barney.How are you and your human doing?

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It was a perfect weekend here in Wisconsin, and Barney had some nice rides. His 13,500 mile (21726 Km) milestone was reached on Sunday July 30 2017 near downtown Wauwatosa WI. Earlier in the day Barney had joined us for a picnic in Greenfield Park in West Allis.

This years New Berlin Rec Trail beautification project was to plant sunflowers along the north side of the trail between Calhoun Rd and Springdale Rd. However, the seeds could not out compete the grass, and then earlier this year much of the trail was sprayed with a herbicide to kill brush growing below the power lines. The upshot of all of that is that only a very few sunflowers grew. Here are a few by the Poplar Creek bridge about 1/2 mile east of Springdale Rd.
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9 months ago

It was a perfect weekend here in Wisconsin, and Barney had some nice rides.  His 13,500 mile (21726 Km) milestone was reached on Sunday July 30 2017 near downtown Wauwatosa WI.  Earlier in the day Barney had joined us for a picnic in Greenfield Park in West Allis.  

This years New Berlin Rec Trail beautification project was to plant sunflowers along the north side of the trail between Calhoun Rd and Springdale Rd.  However, the seeds could not out compete the grass, and then earlier this year much of the trail was sprayed with a herbicide to kill brush growing below the power lines.  The upshot of all of that is that only a very few sunflowers grew.  Here are a few by the Poplar Creek bridge about 1/2 mile east of Springdale Rd.Image attachmentImage attachment

 

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Good for you Barney! I've missed seeing you at the mkt

Well hi Barney Thebikingbird Dunkin and I have missed you

Hi Barney! Good to hear from you.🚴🏻‍♀️

Hay Barney! Was wondering if you were still biking, miss your posts Nice seeing you here

Havent seen you this year

Yay Barney!!!! Good to see you!!!

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Barney presents the Great Turkey Strut Off. This was filmed outside Herb's office window in Brookfield Wisconsin USA. Spring mating season brings out competition for hens. There was one hen about 20 feet away who's attitude was basically "meh" ...

12 months ago

The Great Turkey Strut Off

 

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I wonder if those are the two that have been at my place the last couple weeks. I'm on the boarder of Brookfield and New Berlin on the NB trail. There was hen in my condo parking lot yesterday morning.

BTW...the trail is in my backyard between Moorland and Calhoun. Barney, I think it was last week Thursday when I saw you. I saw your friend, the dog in the backpack on Monday on the trail.

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It has been a while since we have done a post, of course Barney does not do much riding over the winter since he lives in Wisconsin USA. He did have a good year, ending with a total of 12,449 miles in his 4th year of riding. 3108 miles for 2016. We did actually take a ride in January as it got to 57 degrees F on a Saturday. Barney was able to see some (melting) ice sculptures. We hope you enjoy the photos and look forward to seeing you on the trails again soon. ...

1 years ago

 

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Thanks for the great pictures Glad to hear from you Looking forward to hearing from you when the warm weather gets hear

Hi Barney, it's Dunkin and Sherry from NY.It's nice to see you getting out.We can hardly wait for warm weather.We will be following you on your travels.LOVE YOU BARNEY

Hope you will be riding more with this upcoming warm weekend.

Good to see you again Barney!!!

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How to prepare a parrot for Thanksgiving dinner! ...

1 years ago

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my Amazon is enjoying a turkey bone I brought home for him

Same to you and your human Barney.Our babies had their Thanksgiving treats and as usual loved it.Have a wonderful day.

Barney, you and your peddling partner are a hoot!

That's amazing and funny. I know he's having his own feast. Happy thanksgiving

I was expecting a dinner jacket...lol

Thank you Barney. I hope you had a great Thanksgiving in the company of your loved ones (human and feathered).

Thanks barney for great tips i sure your enjoying extra treat and thankful for all who love you.

Hope you and your family had a wonderful Thanksgiving, Barney!

Thanks Barney! Love you!

Happy Thanksgiving, Barney!

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Barney reached 12,000 miles back on September 25th. Two days before we had a warmshowers.org guest from Australia join us for the night of September 23rd (our second around the world guest from Australia this year). She took the ferry from Michigan to Milwaukee and we met her in the dark on the Henry Aaron trail. Even when getting dark it is easy to spot the Barney Bike!

In the morning we biked to Waukesha and had coffee at the Steaming cup. Debbie went to the farmers market and I rode with Lois to the start of the Glacial Drumlin Trail and said goodbye and Godspeed and then headed back to meet Debbie and the market.

Her name is Lois Wolf and she is biking around the world. She had
started in Turkey and was headed west from there. She has a very nice blog about her ride. www.cyclingsolowithlois.com.au/ She is currently in Montana so hope she makes it thru to the Pacific without a snow storm.

Sorry about the delays on status updates. Lots more to share, but will wait a bit for the next post.
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1 years ago

 

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Hi Barney the Biking Bird. We moved. How about doing some biking with Barney in Newburg Wi !

Was wondering if you were biking. Haven't seen any poste from you

Hi, I had one snow storm back in Miles City. Over the mountains and in Idaho now.

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We have been way behind on Barneys posts and not all has been the doom and gloom of the recent gas spill affecting our back yard. Barney reached 11500 miles back on August 26th.
Attached is a short clip of Barney reacting to people reacting to him. Shot on Aug 28th by the Milwaukee Art Museum.
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2 years ago

11500 Miles

 

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Love him!!!

Hi Barney Thebikingbird how are you? Are you and your family back in your house yet?Have a wonderful day.love you

Yay Barney!

I missed seeing you, Barney. I am glad to see you have been out & about this summer!

What a sweetie he's adorable😄

I love seeing how he's so excited & happy to be out & about. Great mental stimulation.

Love getting your reports. Thanks for sharing.

You are so darn cute

It's good to see you again, Barney, have wondered where you have been, glad to see you are well!

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