“FIVE YEARS HARD LABOUR” (NOT!) AND A PARROT TO PROVE IT
I was reading about sea cucumbers online when a small golden Trophy flashed up on my screen, top right. It was mine genial host ‘WordPress’ to remind me that today is the fifth anniversary of this blog. Good grief! Time flies when you are having fun.
So I packed in the sea cucumbers and decided to post a single image that stands for much of what this blog has been about over the five years – the promotion of Abaco’s wildlife, ecology and conservation in particular; and of the attractions of main island and its cays in general. The excellent contemporary bluesman Seasick Steve (such a great name) has an album called “I started with nothing and I’ve still got most of it left”. This blog was started on a whim from nothing, with a near-zero knowledge base and me blundering about in the darkest blogosphere. It’s still pretty dark out there, but I seem to have got the hang of a few things along the way. My thanks to the 1100+ followers and the 300,000+ people who have hit the site over the five years. Without you guys and the encouragement I have received, the whole exercise would have ground pointlessly to a halt at an early stage… Instead, Rolling Harbour will keep on erratically rolling along.
Let the parrots have their say…
(Photo & sound recording from Bahama Palm Shores, RH)
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Great blog. Hope to visit the island someday.
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Thanks for your visits to Rolling Harbour. And yes, you really should drop by one day. Bring your camera! RH
Our initiatives to spread the presence of a parrot so rare, deserve attention, especially for a small island but full of biodiversity. Even in a recent book “Parrots of the wild” are cited, for work in the field of Caterine Stahala.
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Thank you for your comment, Guglielmo. Caroline did wonderful work during her time as Abaco’s ‘parrot lady’, and the results are there for all to see – and hear! RH
Congratulations on five years of producing one of the best, well-informed, most colourful, very educational, and vibrant nature blogs in the blogosphere – let’s look forward to many more years of the same.
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Thank you so much, Jessica. I think you were one of the first blogs I followed (and maybe V V). It’s good of you to stick with such a faraway place (and even I am more at home in Dorset!) RH