30,000 posts milestone for my blog

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Today my blog reached the 30,000 posts milestone. I started blogging in 2005. Some of these posts appeared already before I moved to WordPress in 2011; some after.

Blog post #30,000 was the wood thrushes at their nest blog post.

Epically Awesome Award, thank you Paul!

Epically Awesome Award for Epic Awesomeness

My dear blogging friend Paul of the wwwpalfitness blog has been so kind to nominate Dear Kitty. Some blog for the Epically Awesome Award for Epic Awesomeness.

Thank you so much for this kind gesture!

The maker of this award wrote that these are the rules for it:

For the award, post the picture of it in your post and thank your nominator while linking to them. Tell the blogging world 5 things about yourself and/or your blog. Select 5 nominees, name and link to them. Put their names in a list then hi lite them and go to the top of the editor and see the chain link, click that and paste their homepage URL. Then send a copy of your finished post’s URL to each person in their most recent post and you are all done.

Five things about Dear Kitty. Some blog:

1. From what countries did most visits to my blog come so far today?

Country Views
United States FlagUnited States 91
Jamaica FlagJamaica 12
United Kingdom FlagUnited Kingdom 10
Netherlands FlagNetherlands 5
Thailand FlagThailand 4
Canada FlagCanada 4
Russia FlagRussia 3
Singapore FlagSingapore 2
Taiwan FlagTaiwan 2
Sri Lanka FlagSri Lanka 2
France FlagFrance 2
India FlagIndia 2
China FlagChina 1

2. From what countries did most visits to my blog come this month?

Top Views by Country for 30 days ending 2016-02-28 (Summarized)

Country Views
United States FlagUnited States 6,971
United Kingdom FlagUnited Kingdom 1,845
Netherlands FlagNetherlands 599
Canada FlagCanada 369
Germany FlagGermany 324
France FlagFrance 269
Australia FlagAustralia 250
India FlagIndia 196
Philippines FlagPhilippines 108
Russia FlagRussia 103
Italy FlagItaly 92
Spain FlagSpain 90
Jamaica FlagJamaica 85
Belgium FlagBelgium 74
Ireland FlagIreland 69
Japan FlagJapan 60
Poland FlagPoland 59
Turkey FlagTurkey 56
Switzerland FlagSwitzerland 54
Sweden FlagSweden 52
Bahrain FlagBahrain 47
Greece FlagGreece 44
Indonesia FlagIndonesia 44
South Africa FlagSouth Africa 43
Norway FlagNorway 42
Austria FlagAustria 40
New Zealand FlagNew Zealand 40

3. Which blog posts and pages attracted most visits so far today?

Title Views
Home page / Archives 13
British butterflies, good and bad news 12
Saving rare hirola antelope in Kenya 5
Surinamese hummingbirds in Dutch zoo 3
Hieronymus Bosch’s first ever gadwall duck depiction 3
Trump, stop abusing my music, Adele says 3
Owl nest webcam updates from the United States 2
Swedish women against racist pseudo-feminism 2
Film Fire at Sea about refugees 2
United States Ku Klux Klan propaganda 2

4. Which blog posts and pages attracted most visits this quarter?

Top Posts for 90 days ending 2016-02-28 (Summarized)

2015-11-30 to Today

5. Which referrers referred most visitors to my blog this quarter?

Referrers for 90 days ending 2016-02-28 (Summarized)

2015-11-30 to Today

Referrer Views
Search Engines 24,452
WordPress.com Reader 1,744
Facebook 422
Twitter 282
widgets.wp.com 114
WordPress Dashboard 110
Reddit 104
topix.com 99
en.gravatar.com/petrel41 43
kopleft.com/youll-never-walk-alone-lyrics-and-history/ 43
sdbast.wordpress.com 36
raptorpersecutionscotland.wordpress.com/2016/01/16/countryside-alliance-aka-leery-lunatics-on-acid-think-hen-harriers-doing-just-fine/ 29
theobamacrat.com 27
socialistunity.com 26
en.wikipedia.org 24

My five nominees are:

1. Travel into the Rhythm of Color

2. Mickey’s House of Fiction

3. Deidra Alexander’s blog

4. Haiku out of Africa

5. Gronda Morin

Starlight Blogger Award, thanks unbolt and Jennifer!

Starlight Blogger Award

Thanks to unbolt and to Jennifer of INK AND QUILL blog for the nomination of my blog for the Starlight Blogger Award!

Rules for the STARLIGHT Blogger Award:

Nominate your 6 favourite bloggers! In your nominees I would like for you to think about the light emanating from the stars, the ones that truly touch your soul with their work, the ones that are the light for you, a true STARLIGHT blogger.

Thank the giver and link their blog to your post.

Answer the 3 questions given to you.

Please pass the award on to 6 or more other bloggers of your choice and let them know that they have been nominated by you.

Include the logo of the award in a post or on your blog; please never alter the logo and never change the rules.

Please don’t delete this note: the design for the STARLIGHT Blogger Award which has been created from YesterdayAfter is a copyright image you cannot alter or change it in any way; just pass it to others that deserve this award.

Copyright 2015 © YesterdayAfter.com – Design by Carolina Russo

My 3 questions to answer:

1. What inspires you? Wildlife.

2. Who do you admire? Charlie Chaplin.

3. Would you go bungee jumping or sky diving? No.

My six nominees are:



3. Eye-Dancers

4. Առլեն Շահվերդյան. հեղինակային բլոգ-կայք

5. It Is What It Is


Liebster Award, thanks A.J. Sefton!

Liebster Award

My dear blogging friend A. J. Sefton has been so kind to nominate my blog for the Liebster Award.

Thank you so much for this kind gesture!

The rules of this award are as follows:

Thank your bloggie buddy for nominating you
Share the award on your blog and social media
Answer the ten questions you were given by your nominator
Nominate 10 other new bloggers that you admire
Notify your nominees via social media

My questions are: (with my answers):

1. Why do you blog? See here.

2. How long have you been blogging? Since 2005.

3. What is your passion? Birds.

4. Coffee or Tea? Fruit juice.

5. What is a really cool but little known fact about you? I was on Campbell island, south of New Zealand, in the sub-Antarctic.

6. Introvert or extrovert? It depends:)

7. Where do you see your blog in 1 year? How do you plan to get there? I don’t know yet; so I don’t know how to get there either:) I will just try to continue, and to improve where possible.

8. What is your favorite plugin, app or blogging resource? Zemanta.

9. What blogging groups are you connected to? I am not an official member of an official blogging group, though I do have contacts with quite some bloggers.

10. If you could have tea (or coffee) with anyone living or dead, who would it be? Why? Adolf Hitler’s mother when she was pregnant; to convince her to have an abortion.

My ten nominees are:

1. The Free

2. Blessed with a Star on the Forehead

3. Concert To Calais

4. Moorbeyz’ Blog

5. Lee’s Birdwatching Adventures Plus

6. Fictional Machines

7. bottleofrhum

8. Karls Blog, Feelings from the Heart

9. Ravenspen

10. paws2smile

Spirit Animal Award, thanks unbolt and docsuesszues-zen!

Spirit Animal Award

Thanks to bloggers unbolt and docsuesszues-zen, my blog was nominated for the Spirit Animal Award.

Thank you both for this kind gesture!

The rules of this award are:

1.) Thank the blogger who nominated you, and link back to their page.

2.) Post the award picture on your blog.

3.) Write a short paragraph about yourself and what your blog means to you.

4.) If you could be any animal, what would it be?

5.) Pick and notify ten nominees.

I started blogging in 2005. More about the Why? of Dear Kitty. Some blog is here. And here.

I would like to be a snow petrel. I was privileged to see this beautiful bird species fly over the Antarctic ocean.

This video from South Georgia says about itself:

30 March 2011

It is rare to see a Snow Petrel on land at sea level. They are more normally seen flying or snowbathing in the high mountains or out at sea, commonly around large icebergs. This bird was possibly a newly fledged and inexperienced youngster. Two were seen that morning together in the same place, close to the church in the old whaling station at Grytviken. This video is attached to the monthly South Georgia website newsletter at www.sgisland.gs.

My ten nominees are:


2. wwwpalfitness

3. No Shame Jane

4. Brumbats

5. 365 dni w obiektywie LG

6. disabledsingleparent

7. Drama_Llama2016

8. Kintal

9. quercuscommunity

10. Noir

Respect Award, thanks unbolt and Paul!

Respect Award

Thanks to unbolt and Paul of the blog wwwpalfitness, Dear Kitty. Some blog has been nominated for the Respect Award.

Thank you for this kind gesture!

The “Respect” Award is a personal award, made by Robert Goldstein, for fellow bloggers who consistently reach out to other bloggers, offer support, are kind, struggle to understand differences in people, and who treat themselves and other people with kindness and respect.

You don’t have to do anything for this award.

You can choose to copy the Award Picture and give the award to the people who have earned your respect; or you can do nothing.

This is a way of saying thank you. You have earned my respect.

My nominees for the Respect Award are:

1. Quiéretetú

2. fotodigitalenten

3. Արսեն Նազոյան


5. Big Blue Dot Y’all

6. Johannewordpress’s Blog

7. kindness over cruelty


9. JGoodWithSports

10. It Is What It Is

Brotherhood of the World Award, thanks Unbolt and noblethemes!

Brotherhood of the World Award

Thanks to unbolt, and to noblethemes, this blog now has been nominated for the Brotherhood of the World Award.

Thank you so much!

The rules of this award are:

Thank and link back to the person who nominated you for the award.

List the rules and display the Brotherhood of the World Award logo to your post and/or blog.

Answer the questions sent to you.

Nominate (around ten) bloggers.

Create your set of questions for your nominees.

The questions at noblethemes, with my replies, are:

1. If you had the power to make one change to our world, what would you change?

Stop all wars.

2. What do you consider the most meaningful social change to come out of the 1960’s?

At least some improvements for women and LGBTQ people.

3. If you could time travel, which era do you want to go and why?

To the White House in the USA in March 2003. To stop George W Bush from starting the Iraq war.

4. Who is or are your role model(s)?

I don’t really have a role model. There are several people I appreciate: Melina Mercouri, Rosa Luxemburg, Charlie Chaplin, James Connolly, Nelson Mandela

5. What did you want to do when you grew up and what are you doing now?

I once thought of becoming an explorer. At the moment, I am blogging:)

6. Where do you see yourself in 10 years time, and what will you be doing?

I don’t know where yet, but I will probably still blog.

7. Why do you use social media?

To contact and learn from people all over the world.

8. How has social media changed your life?

Blogging: much. Twitter: also somewhat. Facebook: not; as I am not on Facebook.

My questions for my nominees are:

1. Which blog post do you consider your best one so far?

2. What was the best comment ever on your blog?

3. Did you make blog posts receiving much more attention than you expected? Which one, for example?

4. Did you make blog posts receiving much less attention than you expected? Which one, for example?

My nominees for the Brotherhood (or Sisterhood) of the World Award are:

1. Pacific Northwest Life in Photographs

2. Animalista Untamed

3. My Strange Family

4. Chol Palai

5. Teacher as Transformer

6. Author Erika Kind

7. We Hold These Truths To Be Self-Evident

8. Fictional machines


10. Shut that negative noise off!