Over 200,000 comments at this blog


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Yesterday, my blog passed the milestone of 200,000 comments. Meanwhile, the WordPress counter says 200,093.

Thank you, all commenters!

Recently, the most frequent commenters at my blog have been, according to WordPress:

* Based on the 1000 most recent comments.

Dragon’s Loyalty Award, thanks unbolt and Sam!


Dragon’s Loyalty Award

Thanks to unbolt and Sam for the Dragon’s Loyalty Award for this blog!

The rules of this award are:

  • Put the logo on your post
  • Thank the blogger who nominated you
  • Write 5 facts about yourself
  • Nominate 5-10 bloggers (and notify them at their blogs)

Five things about myself and my blog:

1. Where did most visits to my blog come from so far today?

Country Views
United States FlagUnited States 124
United Kingdom FlagUnited Kingdom 11
Canada FlagCanada 5
Netherlands FlagNetherlands 4
Germany FlagGermany 3
India FlagIndia 2
Cyprus FlagCyprus 2
Switzerland FlagSwitzerland 2
Norway FlagNorway 2
Bulgaria FlagBulgaria 2
Macedonia FlagMacedonia 2
Costa Rica FlagCosta Rica 1
Spain FlagSpain 1

2. Where did most visits to my blog come from this year?

Top Views by Country for 365 days ending 2016-03-23 (Summarized)

Country Views
United States FlagUnited States 86,418
United Kingdom FlagUnited Kingdom 20,371
Netherlands FlagNetherlands 6,761
Canada FlagCanada 4,846
Germany FlagGermany 4,014
Jamaica FlagJamaica 3,444
Australia FlagAustralia 3,402
France FlagFrance 3,336
India FlagIndia 2,311
Spain FlagSpain 1,241
Italy FlagItaly 1,113
Philippines FlagPhilippines 1,062
Romania FlagRomania 1,047
New Zealand FlagNew Zealand 1,020
Belgium FlagBelgium 1,005

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

Title Views
Home page / Archives 21
Bernie Sanders wins Utah, Idaho primary elections 8
Brussels atrocities, abused by Trump, Cruz for torture, war propaganda 7
White storks in love, video 4
Sea slug, under water video 4
Belgian fascist suspect of Brabant massacres 4
Great cormorant mating season, video 3
Barn swallows will return to their nests 3
White-tailed eagles nesting again 2
Ernest Hemingway’s anti-war poems 2

4. Which blog posts or pages attracted most visits this year?

Top Posts for 365 days ending 2016-03-23 (Summarized)

Title Views
Home page / Archives 15,557
Rubens, Rembrandt, differences in what they painted 1,390
Dadabhai Naoroji not the first Indian to be elected to British parliament 1,203
Most hated animals top 50 1,029
Bahraini king’s sexual harassment of Lebanese singer 1,020
About 788
Günter Grass poem on Greece and austerity, English translation 672
Dutch in Suriname, most cruel slave-masters 642
Helen Keller photo rediscovered after 120 years 489
Big anti-austerity demonstration, 4 October, Manchester, England 484
Poverty in Britain 481
After 35 years, wounds of Vietnamese napalm girl Kim Phuc still hurt 391
Poisonous caterpillars infest Spurn Point in England 378
Brigitte Bardot’s Islamophobia and anti-Semitism 357
Che Guevara’s favourite poems discovered 355
Thai women’s escape from Bahraini forced prostitution 353
Sandra Bland information update 325
German anti war artist Käthe Kollwitz 311
Siberian rubythroat, first time in the Netherlands 310

5. Which referrers referred most to my blog this year?

Referrers for 365 days ending 2016-03-23 (Summarized)

Referrer Views
Search Engines 90,269
WordPress.com Reader 5,236
Facebook 1,628
Twitter 928
WordPress Dashboard 573
widgets.wp.com 532
mail.yahoo.com 284
topix.com 251
en.gravatar.com/petrel41 165
Reddit 159
kopleft.com/youll-never-walk-alone-lyrics-and-history/ 113
theobamacrat.com 109

My ten nominees are:

1. Denisa Aricescu

2. RollinwithCaroline

3. The Jurassic Inquirer

4. Femme et infos

5. Too much Too soon

6. Linksom!

7. anthonymize.net

8. La luz no basta

9. shreyasharma

10. Tassles of Intertwined Emotions

Versatile Blogger Award, thanks Paul!


Versatile Blogger Award

My blogging friend Paul of the blog wwwpalfitness has been so kind to nominate my blog for the Versatile Blogger Award.

Thank you so much for this kind gesture!

The rules of this award are:

Display the award;
Thank the person who nominated you;
Share seven facts about yourself; and
Nominate up to 10 other bloggers.

My seven facts are:

1. Where did most visits to my blog come from today so far?

Country Views
United States FlagUnited States 79
United Kingdom FlagUnited Kingdom 12
Canada FlagCanada 10
Australia FlagAustralia 8
Russia FlagRussia 5
Philippines FlagPhilippines 4
Netherlands FlagNetherlands 4
France FlagFrance 3
China FlagChina 3
India FlagIndia 2
South Korea FlagSouth Korea 2
Italy FlagItaly 1
Malaysia FlagMalaysia 1

2. Where did most visits to my blog come from this month?

Top Views by Country for 30 days ending 2016-03-15 (Summarized)

Country Views
United States FlagUnited States 7,300
United Kingdom FlagUnited Kingdom 1,586
Netherlands FlagNetherlands 597
Canada FlagCanada 375
Germany FlagGermany 290
Jamaica FlagJamaica 272
France FlagFrance 245
Australia FlagAustralia 240
India FlagIndia 166
Romania FlagRomania 151
Spain FlagSpain 139
Russia FlagRussia 107
Philippines FlagPhilippines 98
Italy FlagItaly 89
Ireland FlagIreland 75
Belgium FlagBelgium 72
Czech Republic FlagCzech Republic 61
Slovenia FlagSlovenia 60
Poland FlagPoland 58
Sweden FlagSweden 54
New Zealand FlagNew Zealand 53
Bahrain FlagBahrain 50

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

Title Views
Home page / Archives 21
Donald Trump’s paramilitary force soon? 5
Wigeons, other Texel island ducks 4
Hungarian police throws food at refugees, like at farm pigs 3
Nazi tattoos in Germany 3
Günter Grass poem on Greece and austerity, English translation 3
Burger King contaminated food scandal in Germany 3
Teal, brent geese and grey heron 3
European bison to Dutch nature reserve 3
Tufted duck family feeding, video 3

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

Top Posts for 30 days ending 2016-03-15 (Summarized)

Title Views
Home page / Archives 982
Rubens, Rembrandt, differences in what they painted 120
Most hated animals top 50 95
Ban all Muslims from the USA, Donald Trump says 83
United States Republican Donald Trump, how he sees the world 75
Drowned medieval English town Dunwich, new research 69
Siberian rubythroat, first time in the Netherlands 62
Bahraini king’s sexual harassment of Lebanese singer 60
Hillary Clinton’s money from dictatorships 57
Fukushima nuclear disaster news 56
About 54
Dadabhai Naoroji not the first Indian to be elected to British parliament 52
Che Guevara’s favourite poems discovered 51
Hieronymus Bosch, new film on ancient painter 50

5. Most popular topics Dear Kitty. Some blog has written about

Topic Views
Human rights 526
Environment 413
Economic, social, trade union, etc. 294
Birds 286
Peace and war 222
history 173
Mammals 170
Netherlands 166
Racism and anti-racism 158

If you tag your posts effectively, this panel will show you which topics get the most traffic. Snapshot generated from your top posts over the past week.

6. To which Internet sites were most hyperlink clicks on my blog this quarter?

Clicks for 90 days ending 2016-03-15 (Summarized)

URL Clicks
en.wikipedia.org 365
WordPress.com Media 143
nos.nl 43
http://www.independent.co.uk 36
morningstaronline.co.uk 35
http://www.theguardian.com 30

7. Which referrers referred most o my blog this quarter?

Referrers for 90 days ending 2016-03-15 (Summarized)

Referrer Views
Search Engines 23,504
WordPress.com Reader 1,770
Facebook 406
Twitter 261
mail.yahoo.com 124
widgets.wp.com 113
WordPress Dashboard 97
topix.com 52
en.gravatar.com/petrel41 50
kopleft.com/youll-never-walk-alone-lyrics-and-history/ 45
Reddit 43
raptorpersecutionscotland.wordpress.com 31
theobamacrat.com 31

My ten nominees are:

1. Maxwell’s Mostly Irrelevant Musings

2. Greenwich Lane

3. raulconde001

4. Murder in Common

5. spacesXplaces

6. C.M. Blackwood

7. Journeys in Spirit with Cristen Rodgers

8. Boonie’s Adventure

9. transatlantictransadvocates

10. Life is all about PAIN

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:

1.

2.

3. Eye-Dancers

4. Առլեն Շահվերդյան. հեղինակային բլոգ-կայք

5. It Is What It Is

6.

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