28 comments on “Six Years Blogging Beautiful Birds – Thank You for Following My Blog

  1. Congratulations !! It has been a pleasure getting to know you and your beautiful birds of Australia.😊 I always appreciate what I learn about through your posts from the opposite side of the world and also your scriptural insights and wisdom.
    God’s richest blessings to you and your wife and family and many more “birding dates” to share with the world. 😊

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    • Thanks so much Jen, it has been a while since I have heard from you, we do pray you and the family are doing well and staying safe, enjoying your Fall season. You have always been a great encouragement to me.

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      • Thank you Ashley! We are doing well, thank you so much, I pray you all are also! Yes fall is upon us. I look so forward to all the colors and crisp air. God bless!!

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  2. Congratulations on your sixth year and for all those book sales! Here’s to more teaching, exhorting, encouraging in your seventh year. Blessings!

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  3. Hello Ash,
    Congratulations to you (and Mrs H) on 6 years!
    The love and care you put into each post is evident, and you have generously shared a treasure box of information in a way that is easy to follow. Your grandson looks so happy and proud to see your books on display, and your grandchildren have been gifted with a wonderful legacy.

    It is exciting to hear that your second book is scheduled to be published later this year – we pray for continued blessings. I look forward to many more years of your uplifting posts!

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    • Thanks so much Takami, for your always warm and appreciative comments, they do encourage and uplift me. Yes we love Jesse’s spirit and he is so intelligent for his age, we have a lot of fun together. Looking to the Lord to direct the year toward publishing the much needed second book, he knows better than I do, so I trust his leading in it all. Enjoy your week and stay safe my friend 🙂

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  4. Six Years and Counting!! Yeah! It is amazing how the years go by. I have enjoyed reading your posting over the years. Keep up the great blogs, and in 6 more years, you will catch up to me. 🙂
    I have also appreciated share Our Faith in the Lord together.
    Blessings and keep going,
    Lee

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    • Thanks so much Lee, I have enjoyed the many interesting posts on your site, which has such an amazing following. Our Lord has used our blogging and love of birds for far more than just enjoyment. Praying you are keeping safe from the virus as well as Gators 🙂

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      • Thanks. Was safe from gators [the big 7 footer left before they could catch it] for the last month or so. Yet, last night my neighbor said there are now two 3 footers now. Saw it yesterday and today. Hope they don’t grow too fast. 😦

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      • Wow, it sure makes life exciting around your home, especially during the Covid when most are bored. They reckon our in Far North Queensland Crocks are getting larger because they do not cull them any more, and they are increasing in number and making it more dangerous because they are turning up in places where they never use to, just like with your Gators. Well I guess the Lord understands the difficulty for you to get out and about at this time so he is bringing fresh blogging material to you. Enjoy your week 🙂

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  5. Congratulations on your 6 year blog anniversary Ashley! I find blogging to be a good outlet for writing and sharing not just photos of favourite animals and birds but also sharing experiences with others who share similar interests, and of course we can meet new friends in the world of blogging too! Looking forward to many more interesting birding posts from you in the future!

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    • Thanks Sue, yes it is a good outlet for our expression and sharing our experiences with those of similar interest. We have enjoyed the many new friends we have made from other parts of the world and learning about their wildlife. We enjoy your beautiful posts, which make us desire to go back to Tassie soon. 🙂

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      • Thanks Ashley. And many of your posts bring back some fond memories for me of times spent in NSW and Qld. We should definitely meet and catch up if you ever find yourselves down in Tassie again. 🙂

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  6. Well done on your six years of dedication to a worthwhile cause of helping people gain an insight into the world of birds.
    Must be the time of year for bloggers to get retrospective 🙂 I think it has as much to do with individual tastes and pursuits as to how a blog develops and the directions it takes. Always something new to add or technique to learn.

    My own work is in in hiatus at present, we have been restricted since early July, and now look like late October before any possibility of getting to the field again.

    Great description of the Eastern Yellow Robin, they can be a wonderfully confiding little bird. When I first started a mentor told me how difficult they were to get close to, and how hard it would be to get more than a fleeting glimpse. I’ve had them sit alongside me on a stump I’ve been sitting on and doing the ‘sun-hazing’ you described with the mynah, then preening and nodding off to sleep in the sunshine, while I could have reached out and touched them.

    Thanks again for your kind comments and help, and I hope the next six years bring you much pleasure and happiness.

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    • Thanks David for your encouraging words. I thought it appropriate to reflect on the journey and realize how it all came to fruition. When you start a venture such as this you never know how or where it will go. It has been good to make new friends with similar interests over the years, especially now since my busy working life has taken a new turn. My book business has been a thankful replacement as I love contacting with and visiting points of sale, making new relationships there. Like yourself, I have come to love blogging each week, and reading other blogs which is stimulating and expands our thinking. It has been tough on you both at this time and we are constantly considerate of that fact and concerned again with rising numbers again in Sydney. We are looking forward to going away for a birding and book promotion bird trip end of this week, praying no sudden restriction occurs. My wife really needs time away from her busy working life. I always love seeing the yellow Robin, they are so friendly as you probably have seen on the photo at the top of my YouTube page. It is lovely the way birds are trusting us now. I get closer and closer to my locals and they don’t mind washing and preening with me being only a couple of feet away. It is a great entertainment treat for visitors when we are dining in our courtyard. Even the occasional Lyrebird and Maggie let me walk past them on the track without a worry, like a foot away, though I do walk slowly past. I have been inspired by the lessons you have shared about the Falcon and the Kite family, as you have an amazing record of their lives. Keep you head up and keep smiling. I am just so thankful we are not in India and places like that where my friends are really doing it tough. Enjoy your week as best you can my friend 🙂

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  7. Wow, only 6 years? Your posts are so edifying and seasoned. I have not found anything that so beautifully captures fabulous birds and glorifies their Creator at the same time.
    Thank you brother for adding so much to our thinking and enlarging our heart toward God.
    Press on!

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