In the newspaper world, where I spent almost my entire working life, -30- is what a reporter types at the end of a story, to indicate to the editor, that the story is finished. Although I wrote a story or two over a 40-year career in the newspaper publishing business, I was never a reporter. But this newspaper story sign-off seems appropriate as I end my BarrytheBirder blogsite. I'd been mulling this over for a while and today suddenly presented itself as the right time. Rather abrupt, but right, I felt. I have written 564 blogs over the past 2 1/2 years and have had just over 20,000 hits and 368 comments. I enjoyed it immensely and will be very lucky to enjoy half as much, whatever I tackle next. Best wishes, dear reader.