9 November 2020
For the past three months I’ve been trying to count Pittsburgh’s crows but it’s incredibly hard to do. Last night I tried again as they flew from a staging area in Shadyside to a roost somewhere west of Bellefield Avenue. After 20 minutes I suddenly realized I’d missed a steady stream flying in from the Allegheny Valley. How many thousands had I missed? Aaarrg!
My sister-in-law suggested I use photos to count them so here are four photos with 13 crows circled in each one.
Today is Outside My Window‘s 13th anniversary. Since my first blog post on 9 November 2007 I’ve written nearly 5,000 articles, uploaded more than 10,600 photos, and moderated more than 20,000 comments.
In its 13th year the blog has …
- More than 1,380 readers per day on average
- 4,135 readers at peak on 17 May 2020 when Morela laid her second egg. A smaller peak in late January 2020 on news of spotted lanternfly in Beaver County.
- a wealth of peregrine information plus Peregrine FAQs,
- and 2 very popular posts found by Google search this year:
Thanks to all of you, my readers, who have kept me blogging about birds, nature and peregrine falcons. Your enthusiasm keeps me going. And a big thank you to all the great photographers who let me use their photos. See who they are here.
Woo Hoo! Happy 13th!
p.s. This is my blog’s birthday (my own is in May). And on the subject of birthdays, this Friday the 13th is King Friday the XII’s birthday. Happy 13th!
(sunset photo by Joanne Tyzenhouse, remaining photos by Kate St. John)