I #LoveMNWinter. Today, I love biking and birds!
By Monica Bryand
One of the things that gets me through any time of year are the birds. I’m unfortunately one of those bikers that might get a little distracted when I hear a call and then try and locate it or if I see an eagle or a hawk flying overhead, wanting to take in the beauty of their flight (much easier to do on a bike then in a car). In February it’s the nuthatches, chick-a-dees and woodpeckers that keep me smiling along with the cardinals and robins that are already starting their spring calls.
Since about February 2012 I’ve posted a bird of the day on Facebook (these are photos that I’ve taken). It’s my way of sharing a little joy to start the day and bring some awareness to protecting habitats for both birds and humans. This spring I’ll be biking and birding around the lakes looking for ducks and other water fowl and would love some company, more details to follow.
Photos by Monica Bryand