Gigantic Cardinal and Other Birds

Boy oh boy, I sure was glad to see this website was back up this morning. I took a couple of bird pictures yesterday, and without Cycle365 I wouldn’t have known what to do with them. Now I can post them, along with a few more that I took today.

First, however, I wanted to share a hilarious bird-related joke that I made up myself while on my bike ride. Here it is? WHAT IS THE TALLEST BIRD IN THE WORLD? (The punchline can be found at the bottom of this page.)

I also have an interesting bit of trivia for you before I get to the bird photos. (This question is actual trivia, not a joke.) WHAT IS THE MOST PLENTIFUL BIRD IN THE UNITED STATES? (The answer will also be found at the bottom of the page.

So, here are my bird pictures:

These geese ran across the road in front of me and then tried to hide in the marsh.

Seagull in flight. (If you want to get technical about it, this bird should be called a “lakegull” since there is no sea within a thousand miles of MY Town.

A pair of White Pelicans swimming in the Mississippi River.

Pelicans and (I think) cormorants, living in harmony at the Lock & Dam outlet. I assume it’s a great spot to catch fish.

Turquoise bird house with white garage door and steep-sided roof.

THE ANSWER TO THE JOKE:

The tallest bird in the world is the crane! Get it? CRANE?

I’ll give you a minute to compose yourselves after laughing so hard . . .

Okay, here is the answer to the trivia question. I read this maybe a year ago, and I guessed the ROBIN would be the most plentiful bird in the U.S., but when the real answer was revealed, I slapped my forehead and said, “Yes, of course!.”

It’s the CHICKEN.

Hi. My name is Greg and I ride my bike a lot. That is to say, I ride my bike almost every day. I go on long rides and short rides. Sunny rides, cloudy rides, and rainy rides. I like commuting, errand-running, day-tripping, overnighting, and touring on my bike. I ride on city streets, highways, gravel, single track, and snow with equal enthusiasm. Sometimes I ride fast and sometimes I ride slow. I try to keep my feet on the pedals at stop lights and I do not dismount when I hop up on a curb. I have a roadie bike, a mountain bike and a touring bike. I try to accept any challenge a bike ride can throw at me without complaint. But I don't like bugs.

3 response to "Gigantic Cardinal and Other Birds"

  1. By: NancyG Posted: May 2, 2022

    Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha .. cannot stop laughing. Ha ha ha ha ha tee hee tee hee. Oh, my belly aches!

    We don’t have pelicans around here and I love seeing them. I wonder why geese cross the road though.

  2. By: Rich-Illinois Posted: May 2, 2022

    The Mississippi and surrounding area is a bird rich environment!
    Once in a great while we will get Seagulls from Lake Michigan down here.

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