Two milestones for this birding blog

This blog has reached a special milestone.

Last night I approved the 3000th comment from my readers.

Thank you to everyone who has contributed to the success of this blog. You have made it what it is – a vibrant community of birders and bird lovers.  In the last few months when I have been very busy writing my novel, readers’ questions have appeared here and other readers have jumped in ahead of me and answered the query or question. This interaction between readers makes writing this blog so worthwhile.

Many readers have also said nice – and sometimes flattering  – things about the photos and the articles. Thank you all for your generous praise. I’m truly grateful.

I believe that this blog is fulfilling something of a great need in educating people about Australian birds. I’ve lost count of the number of readers who have commented that, in searching for information about Australian birds, this was the only site where they found answers. That pleases the teacher in me – I was a teacher for 35 years before retiring in 2004. I am now a full time writer.

Musk Lorikeet

Musk Lorikeet

Another important milestone

In November this blog also achieved another important milestone. For the first time it exceeded 15,000 different readers for the month. That makes it all worthwhile, and very satisfying that it is reaching such a wide audience.

Thank you to all of my loyal readers and the many people who have contributed comments and asked questions.

Red Browed Finch

Red Browed Finch


4 Responses to “Two milestones for this birding blog”

  1. Snail says:

    Congrats! It’s a bit early in the day for popping champagne corks, so I’ll stick to raising a cup of tea as a toast.

  2. Trevor says:

    Thanks for that – And I’ve just made myself a lovely cappuccino. Cheers.

  3. Brenton H says:

    Your blog is a real joy, Trevor! Wonderful photo of the Red Browed Finch. I love your blog and also ‘10,000 Birds’ which now has a Conservation Club to help endangered species of birds around the world.

  4. Trevor says:

    Hi Brenton – thanks for your kind words. After four years of blogging I feel I’m just starting – so stay tuned for more.

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