Thanks for tagging this blog, Carolyn!

Red-billed firefinch, my gravatar photo, Gambia, February 2012

Carolyn has tagged this blog. Thank you so much!

Tagging is a bit similar to blogger awards, but it still has its own rules.

The rules of tagging are:

1. Post these rules.

2. Post a photo of yourself and eleven random facts about you.

3. Answer the questions given to you in the tagger’s post.

4. Create eleven new questions and tag new people to answer them.

5. Go to their blog/twitter and let them know they have been tagged.

11 random facts about me:

1. The visitors to Dear Kitty. Some blog during the last three months came from:

Top Views by Country for 90 days ending 2013-03-04 (Summarized)

Country Views
United States FlagUnited States 20,790
United Kingdom FlagUnited Kingdom 7,401
Canada FlagCanada 4,050
Netherlands FlagNetherlands 2,212
India FlagIndia 1,810
Australia FlagAustralia 1,445
Romania FlagRomania 1,302
Greece FlagGreece 1,168
Germany FlagGermany 1,116
Jamaica FlagJamaica 1,115
France FlagFrance 906
Italy FlagItaly 715
New Zealand FlagNew Zealand 644
Singapore FlagSingapore 574
Spain FlagSpain 572
Armenia FlagArmenia 545
Philippines FlagPhilippines 510
Belgium FlagBelgium 415
Bahrain FlagBahrain 410
Indonesia FlagIndonesia 397
Saudi Arabia FlagSaudi Arabia 392
Ireland FlagIreland 377
Brazil FlagBrazil 333
Japan FlagJapan 320
Sweden FlagSweden 312
Turkey FlagTurkey 291
United Arab Emirates FlagUnited Arab Emirates 280
Pakistan FlagPakistan 279
Hong Kong FlagHong Kong 270
South Africa FlagSouth Africa 249
Poland FlagPoland 248
Switzerland FlagSwitzerland 248
Malaysia FlagMalaysia 245
Russian Federation FlagRussian Federation 199
Norway FlagNorway 192
Mexico FlagMexico 189
Portugal FlagPortugal 177
Serbia FlagSerbia 167
Venezuela FlagVenezuela 161
Egypt FlagEgypt 159
Denmark FlagDenmark 155

2. Which search engines brought visitors to my blog, since it moved to WordPress in December 2011?

Referrer Views
Search Engines 78,858
Google Search 36,488
Google Image Search 34,808
Bing 2,732
Yahoo Search 2,538
Yahoo Image Search 422 269
Google Mobile 238
AOL 205 174 146 127 Search 126 122
Yahoo Mobile 75 Search 62 56 48
Bing Mobile 44 31 28 20 12 12 12 11 9 7 7 6 4 4 3
Yandex 3 3 2 2

3. My most visited blog posts this week:

Top Posts for 7 days ending 2013-03-04 (Summarized)

2013-02-25 to Today

Title Views
Home page / Archives 472
Versatile Blogger Award, thanks tuttacronaca! 84
Bahraini king’s sexual harassment of Lebanese singer 56
Kenyan boy saves lion, cattle lives 52
British Mammal Society photo competition 45
Zambian lioness Lady Liuwa update 36
Temporarily turning off my “like” notifications 31
United States war in Africa 25
After horsemeat, donkey meat scandal 23
Reptiles, amphibians as pest control, video 18
Bird watching in India 18
Neonicotinoids kill grassland birds 18
Birds help lichen grow 18
To the cranes in France 18
Welcome subscriber #900, Kate! 17
Britain: Tony Blair’s own Watergate scandal 17
Dutch bittern video 17
What freshwater seals eat 16
Thai women’s escape from Bahraini forced prostitution 16
Bahrain dictatorship bans Guy Fawkes masks 16
Turtle shell evolution 15
About 15
Indonesian wayang theatre 14
Cuckoo spring migration back from Africa 14
Dutch queen selling warships to Oman dictatorship 13
Pompeii: ancient Roman brothel restored. Roman plants 13
Canada: many dinosaur bones found 13
Scotland: giant centipede, crocodile, and other fossils brought back to life 13
Israeli segregated public transport 12
Worm species discovery, new for Europe 12
Ghanaian women’s forced prostitution in Bahrain 11
Jerusalem’s golden butterfly, a new species 11
Kestrel and great egrets 11
New Zealand ‘extinct’ petrel rediscovered 11
Galapagos islands: why Darwin’s finches differ in beak size 10
World’s biggest bird count results 10
USA: ancient Egyptian sarcophagus as corporate boss’ plaything 10
Siskins, hawfinch, brambling video 10
Plants etc. in the botanical gardens 10

4. Which links do internauts click on my blog, ever since it moved to WordPress?

Clicks for all days ending 2013-03-04 (Summarized)

URL Clicks 866 521 251 180 175 170 147 139 125 114 95 86–Hague-known.html?ITO=1490 85

5. Which gravatars got the most clicks from my blog, ever since it moved to WordPress?

Clicks for all days ending 2013-03-04 (Summarized) 67 64 23 23 20 19 18 16 15 14 14 13 12 11 11 11 10 10 9 9 8 8 8 8 8 8 7 7 6 6 6 6 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5

6. Which search terms were used most to find my blog this week?

2013-02-25 to Today

Search Views
great egret 8
african plants 7
jerusalem fritillary 6
watergate scandal 6
manet london 5
jerusalem’s golden butterfly. 5
tropical rainforest flowers 5
anne franks sister 5
lady liuwa update 4
analysis aurora massacre 4
biggest squid 4
dinosaur statues in roundabouts in scotland 4
plateosaurus 4

7. My blog posts with the most comments:

Post Comments
Blog of the Year 2012 award, thanks dogdaz! 111
Very Inspiring Blogger Award, thanks Arlen! 55
Blog of the Year 2012 award, thanks Russell! 54
Humpback whale beaches on Dutch island 35
Versatile Blogger Award again, thanks Miss Marzipan! 34
Blog of the Year 2012 award, thanks waji! 31
Beached humpback whale Netherlands, videos 30
Blog of the Year 2012 award, thanks Miss Marzipan! 30
Woodpecker, blackbird on balcony 29
Very Inspiring Blogger award, thanks II 4S Aopmrdd! 29
Dutch stranded humpback whale update 28

* Based on the 1000 most recent comments.

8. Also about comments at my blog; according to WordPress statistics:

Comments per month: 947
Total comments: 47,454
Most active recent day: February 12, 2013
Most active time of day: 07:00

9. I had no Internet gravatar photo until  recently. Thanks, Arlen Shahverdyan, for your advice to get one, resulting in my red-billed firefinch gravatar.

10. From the WordPress notifications:

On Friday February 22, 2013 you surpassed your previous record of most likes in one day ( 488 ) for your posts on Dear Kitty. Some blog.

11. So far, November 2012 is my month with most blog posts: 348.

Carolyn’s questions, and my replies, are:

1. If life was ‘just a bowl of cherries’… which fruit would you rather be? Strawberry.

2. Who is your favourite singer? Maria Farantouri.

3. Snow or Beach? Maybe snow on a beach.

4. Did you have a favourite toy when growing up? Did it have a name? Did you take it with you everywhere you went? Yes, a little textile polar bear. Its name refered to ice. No, I did not take it everywhere; like, not to school.

5. What are your favourite things to do on weekends? Birdwatching; sleeping a little longer.

6. Did you have a hobby when you were a kid? Playing soccer.

7. Are you a sporty type, or more the studious type? Maybe you are both…! I study a lot, and used to be in soccer, track and field, chess and table tennis clubs.

8. If you were in a raft in the middle of the ocean, who would you like for company? A very good sailor who would know how to reach land or alarm a passing ship.

9. Do you keep your birthday cards? No.

10. Is life what you expected as a child? No, it is different, but still good 🙂

11. Do you have a pet? No. I used to have a terrarium with native frogs. But they kept leaping out. So, I set them free.

And my nominees are:

1. Views From A Small Island

2. ~ Loredana Milu ~

3.  Natalia Maks

4. How to Cross an Ocean

5. kirstywirsty

6. The Balsamean

7. andrei plimbarici

8. Where Lemons Blossom

9. Rising Continent

My new questions for my nominees are:

1. Which bird species, which you have never seen yet, would you like to see?

2. Which mammal species, which you have never seen yet, would you like to see?

3. Which reptile or amphibian species, which you have never seen yet, would you like to see?

4. Which fish species, which you have never seen yet, would you like to see?

5. Which insect or other invertebrate species, which you have never seen yet, would you like to see?

6. Which plant species, which you have never seen yet, would you like to see?

7. To which planet in the solar system would you like to go in a spaceship?

8. Which subject do you think there should be more of/should have been more of at school?

9. Who do you think is the worst man still alive at the moment?

10. Who do you think is the worst woman still alive at the moment?

11. Who do you think is the worst woman or man no longer alive at the moment?

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