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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

Barney reaches 15500 miles and picks up a hitchhiker!

On Sunday Barney reached 15500 miles in his biking career. Warmer now so getting to go more often. On the way home on today's ride he picked up a hitchhiker, a dragonfly. He noticed it, but did not bother it. It rode in the bike cage til we got home and I took Barney out. Then after a while it flew down to the garage floor and then flew away non the worse for wear. Hope it stays around and eats some of our mosquitoes.
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3 weeks ago

Barney reaches 15500 miles and picks up a hitchhiker!

On Sunday Barney reached 15500 miles in his biking career.  Warmer now so getting to go more often.  On the way home on todays ride he picked up a hitchhiker, a dragonfly.  He noticed it, but did not bother it.  It rode in the bike cage til we got home and I took Barney out.  Then after a while it flew down to the garage floor and then flew away non the worse for wear.  Hope it stays around and eats some of our mosquitoes.Image attachmentImage attachment

Barney wasn't the only one going for a ride this morning along the New Berlin Recreation Trail www.facebook.com/pages/New-Berlin-Recreation-Trail/219757071377538 ...

1 month ago

 

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So many they are very cute

Frank McAmis Marissa Mc

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We hope to see lots of Barney's friends at this years ride. Sign up at upafride.org and join us on June 3rd. ...

2 months ago

If Barney had a Barney's eye view of his rides this is what he would see. Thanks to our friend Cho Ng. Taken today at the Milwaukee Lake Front downtown. ...

2 months ago

Why is Barney looking up? Check out what we saw on our April 24th ride on the New Berlin Rec Trail!

Update on April 26 @ 4PM, my friend Ralph S just texted and saw it soaring over the same area, so maybe there will be more sightings!
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3 months ago

Why is Barney looking up?  Check out what we saw on our April 24th ride on the New Berlin Rec Trail!

Update on April 26 @ 4PM, my friend Ralph S just texted and saw it soaring over the same area, so maybe there will be more sightings!Image attachmentImage attachment

 

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Barney was worried til I told him that they eat mostly fish πŸ™‚ He noticed it right away, I thought it was a red tailed hawk til I stopped and looked. I have never seen one here before so excited that maybe there will be a pair nesting somewhere near. I know that there are carp in the ponds by the trail.

Yea, I'd look & not touch myself. Love eagles such great birds.

That must be Benjamin the Biking Bald Eagle

Barney is on high alert 🚨

Be on the lookout for a missing African Gray Parrot.

Theresa Zuck this is the bird that goes for bike rides past our housesπŸ˜„ Have you guys seen him?

I. Like. Jackie

Jaime Ryan Kaminski

Mike Ryan

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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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5 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 ...

7 months ago

 

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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 2018πŸŽ‰ 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. ...

9 months ago

 

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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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12 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.πŸš΄πŸ»β€β™€οΈ

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" ...

1 years ago

 

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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.

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.

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