Nov 09 2013

Now We Are Six!

Published by at 7:30 am under Books & Events,Crows & Ravens

Six Crows, six cupcakes, six years (animaiton by Joan Guerin)

As of today I've been writing Outside My Window for six years.   The crows are crowing, "Yow!"

Every year I provide statistics, but since this is a Saturday I'll keep it brief so we can get back to our errands or play time. (In my case, errands.)  Here we go:

Did you know you're one of 574 visitors per day (this year's average) who generate 21% of all traffic to

Some days are more popular than others.  Sadly the most visited blog entry was the news of Silver Boy's death on June 14.  More than 3,000 people read about him that day, 79 commented here, and many more commented via Facebook and at the news websites.

Falcon or Hawk? from 2011 continues to win the top prize from Google search.

My favorite photos this year are those that tell stories:  Dramatic peregrines stooping to conquer, turkeys strutting their stuff, and a robin mistaking his reflection for a rival.

Three of the many blogs that taught me new things were:  Juvenile peregrines have special gear to help them fly, modern cornfields are wastelands, and the Border Wall affects birds, too.

Thanks to you, my readers, we have something to crow about.


Now we are six!    🙂


(animation by Joan Guerin)

11 responses so far

11 Responses to “Now We Are Six!”

  1. Nancy Weixelon 09 Nov 2013 at 7:54 am

    Happy Birdday, Kate! I have been enjoying and learning from your blog since the 2010 Cathedral of Learning nesting season. Thank you for sharing your knowledge and insight with us.

  2. Marianneon 09 Nov 2013 at 8:28 am

    Congratulations! I hope you have many more anniversaries! Keep up the good work!

  3. Carol Kyrimeson 09 Nov 2013 at 8:44 am

    May you blog on for many more years. As a reporter on our natural world you keep me grounded and protected from the toxins in our world. Live long and prosper

  4. Anne Marieon 09 Nov 2013 at 8:49 am

    Happy Birthday/Anniversary Kate! You and your blog are great! THANK YOU!

  5. Harrietton 09 Nov 2013 at 9:58 am

    Congratulations on a wonderful 6 years. May you have many more. I learn so very much each morning and I thank you for that.

  6. Robon 09 Nov 2013 at 10:39 am

    Happy 6th Birdthday, Kate!

    Thank you for your labor of love 🙂

  7. Libby Strizzion 09 Nov 2013 at 2:26 pm

    congratulations, Kate, and happy 6th anniversary. Your blog is one of the first things I look at in the morning, while I sip my coffee. If i think they’d be interested, I pass it on to a collection of friends I call “bird fans.” We all enjoyed your visit to my garden club, several years ago, and it’s from that group that I gathered your “bird fans.”

  8. John P. Englishon 09 Nov 2013 at 3:53 pm

    •?((¯°·._.• ????? 6?? ??????! •._.·°¯))?•

  9. Jennieon 10 Nov 2013 at 8:22 am

    Congratulations, Kate! Like Libby, your column is what I enjoy with that all-important first cup of coffee. I often start a sentence with, “Well, I read on Kate’s blog that . . .” 🙂 Keep up the good work!

  10. Karen Bon 11 Nov 2013 at 10:08 am

    Happy Birthday! I enjoy your blog so much and continue to learn so much from you! I do the exact thing the Jennie said. Today I read on Kate’s blog…. Thanks!

  11. Anne Curtison 12 Nov 2013 at 9:55 pm

    I do as many crosswords, etc., as I can, but I can’t make sense of
    •?((¯°·._.• ????? 6?? ??????! •._.·°¯))?• (John English’s of 11-9)

    Whatever does it mean?! Other than Happy B-day, to which I concur!


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