Climate change is a demanding topic. This is a brief diversion by way of thank you to all HotWhopper readers and contributors.
I know it's not the "done thing" to write about reader stats (when did HotWhopper ever worry about the "done thing"?) - but according to Google blogger, HotWhopper reached it's one millionth page view earlier this week, which astounds me. It's way beyond what I envisaged when the blog was started seventeen months ago. All thanks to readers.
This milestone is also a reality check to lift the game and keep striving for better content.
Here's my thank you to climate scientists everywhere and to HotWhopper readers, particularly to those of you who comment here, and to those of you who retweet and link from other blogs and discussion boards - at least those of you who like bird photos :) These photos were all taken in our back yard or just over the back fence, and are of common visitors. As always, click to enlarge.
First a little Grey Fantail, a lively bird.
And a view of its tail :)
The Pied Currawong pops in quite often, usually with lots of mates.
Eastern Rosellas are a tad shy, but enjoy eating the thistles in the land on the other side of our back fence:
While the Satin Bower Bird likes figs:
White (sulphur-crested) cockatoos make a racket - this one is screeching while flying overhead:
Finally my favourite bird, the Magpie, which sings the most beautiful and complex songs in between chatting. Magpies are the friendliest birds and very smart (and playful). They also get to know individual people. They don't swoop on their friends :)