Happy Second Birthday
Today marks the second birthday of this blog about birds and birding. It has been an interesting journey. I look forward to another great year of birding and blogging about birds and birding.
A growing blog
This blog has grown from a few dozen tentative readers in the first few months (mainly friends and family) through to nearly 29,000 visitors in 2006. Up to the end of August this year the site had received about 70,000 visitors for the year to date averaging over 300 per day. The graph in my statistics shows no sign of slowing down and it still continues its upward movement.
Thank you readers
Thank you to all my regular loyal visitors and readers. Thank you also to all those who take the trouble to leave a comment or to ask a question. Developing this site as a birding community is one of the aims I have in posting articles almost every day. I hope you continue to visit and participate. Any day now this blog will pass the 600 article mark. I have many more interesting articles planned for coming weeks and months. What I cannot plan for is the many wonderful sightings of birds I know will come over the next year or so, and I will just have to share them with my readers.
I often include links to other articles and provide further reading links. As a Birthday Special I have links below to highlights from the last two years:
- Great Birding Moments
- How to be a birder – some hints
- Archives – a complete listing of all articles on this blog
- Common Blackbirds – the most popular article with the most comments
- Do Blackbirds Swoop – aggressive bird behaviour – another very popular article
- Great Birding Moments – Crested Pigeon – many comments on this one too.