Friday, 12 October 2018

2500 Today

Yes, that is how old I feel some days but it actually refers to this being my 2500th blog post since I took a deep breath and started out in Blogger Land, January 2009. I knew not whether anyone would look at and read what I had to say and show. It has been a very pleasant experience and pass-time and I am eternally grateful for those who have visited and for those who leave comments.

One of the photos from that first post was of this juvenile Great Tit enjoying a peanut

Young Great Tit with Peanut

I think one of my favourites of those early photos is this Rook balancing on the thinnest of twigs


I used to see my favourites much more frequently back then
Long-tailed Tits

Long Tailed Tits

My constant companion was Bobby the Lurcher

I Love the Sun

Enough of looking back. What of the future? One thing is for sure, I will keep blogging so you readers will have to put up with my wittering for a few more years yet. What has amazed me is the variety of places where my visitors reside. According to 'Flag Counter' they have come from 159 different countries. It just shows how the internet has no bounds or barriers, apart from a few political ones.

This past year or so there has been little variety and numbers of wildlife visiting my garden. That has been partly due to the tidying up and general clearance of overgrown bushes and trees nearby but as new plants grow and flourish I look forward to seeing and photographing more visitors.

Of course, blogging works in both directions giving an opportunity to find interesting and informative blogs from all corners of the world.


  1. Congratulations and keep it going. We had a flock of long tailed tits visit us the other day. They are very infrequent visitors but its lovely when they swoop in.

  2. Congratulations. I thought I was doing well but am a good 30% behind. Just an also ran.

  3. Congratulations :) Look forward to continuing to enjoy your lovely blog posts, photos and quizzes.

  4. You are a much more consistent blogger than I am, John. Well done and long may you blog. Cheers, Wilma

  5. Please keep posting and blogging. I don't always comment but I do keep up with your life and always enjoy your perspective on life on the opposite side of the world. Thanks!

  6. Thank you all for your kind and encouraging comments.


Thank you for visiting. Hope you enjoyed the pictures. Any comment, or correction to any information or identification I get wrong, is most welcome. John

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