9 November 2022
How many crows are in this picture? That’s how many years I’ve been writing this blog.
After all this time I’m used to getting up early every morning (4am) to write the day’s article, usually from scratch. I hope for inspiration and enough time to do the research, find photos, tie it together with cogent prose, and publish by 7:30am or 8:00am. If you’ve been paying attention lately you know I sometimes miss my deadline. (Aaarg!) Fortunately I get to try again the next day.
In 2014 with seven years of blogging and 2,320 posts I realized that some articles are worth a second look so I started my own re-runs (called “Throw Back Thursdays” à la Facebook). After 15 years I now have 5,545 articles to choose from.
You, dear readers, are why I keep writing every day. I enjoy birds, nature and peregrine falcons and I enjoy learning new things, but it would all be useless without your enthusiasm, comments, and sharing with friends.
And it would be boring text without the great photographers who let me use their photos and videos. A Big Thank You to all of them. See who they are here.
Happy 15th Bird-thday to the Blog!
p.s. Today I beat my deadline by half an hour!
(photo from Wikimedia Commons; click on the caption to see the original. Party crows by Joan Guerin)