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Forum: West Midlands Wednesday 10th August 2016, 19:30
Replies: 863
Views: 130,218
Posted By Helenelizabeth2
Lol. You've obviously never been to Peterborough...

Lol. You've obviously never been to Peterborough :)
Forum: West Midlands Sunday 7th August 2016, 15:34
Replies: 863
Views: 130,218
Posted By Helenelizabeth2
I see them most days here. But I suppose not many...

I see them most days here. But I suppose not many Brummies would admit Peterborough to be the Midlands.
Forum: Scotland Thursday 14th July 2016, 20:10
Replies: 3,262
Views: 609,887
Posted By Helenelizabeth2
Your photos are getting a lot better than when I...

Your photos are getting a lot better than when I used to visit more often. I guess Dr Grubb doesn't have as much to scoff about these days?
Forum: Books, Magazines, Publications, Video & DVD Wednesday 18th February 2015, 18:56
Replies: 109
Views: 16,910
Posted By Helenelizabeth2
38. But that includes 3 copies of Collins, so 36...

38. But that includes 3 copies of Collins, so 36 really.

I feel emasculated.. Oh, wait ...
Forum: Birds & Birding Wednesday 18th February 2015, 12:38
Replies: 101
Views: 16,149
Posted By Helenelizabeth2
Oh lordy, I can now see this thread going on for...

Oh lordy, I can now see this thread going on for another ten pages on the appropriate use of hyphenation in modern English.

*finds the appropriate chapter in 'Eats, Shoots and Leaves', loads the...
Forum: Birds & Birding Tuesday 17th February 2015, 17:09
Replies: 250
Views: 27,598
Posted By Helenelizabeth2
A House Sparrow carrying nesting material into...

A House Sparrow carrying nesting material into the creepers on the mill wall this morning.

Also, the sun felt like Spring sunshine today - please don't ask me for a scientific definition of that -...
Forum: Birds & Birding Sunday 15th February 2015, 11:50
Replies: 250
Views: 27,598
Posted By Helenelizabeth2
2 Grey Wagtails dancing over the mill pond this...

2 Grey Wagtails dancing over the mill pond this morning.
Forum: Lists Saturday 14th February 2015, 17:59
Replies: 29
Views: 8,540
Posted By Helenelizabeth2
I've still never seen a Dotterel. They're annual...

I've still never seen a Dotterel. They're annual in the fens near here but always bugger off before I get there and my two attempts in Scotland failed.

Also Sabine's Gull - and as I don't do much...
Forum: Birds & Birding Saturday 14th February 2015, 17:48
Replies: 250
Views: 27,598
Posted By Helenelizabeth2
The flock of sparrows that winters in a bush by...

The flock of sparrows that winters in a bush by my car park appears to have dispersed.
Forum: Birds & Birding Thursday 12th February 2015, 06:41
Replies: 101
Views: 16,149
Posted By Helenelizabeth2
Having thought a bit and read everyone's...

Having thought a bit and read everyone's opinions, I may be diverging from the GSG. The trouble is that talking about a robin in your garden (which is the kind of usage that GSG was catering for),...
Forum: Birds & Birding Sunday 8th February 2015, 20:27
Replies: 101
Views: 16,149
Posted By Helenelizabeth2
Of course, when I supported lower case, I wasn't...

Of course, when I supported lower case, I wasn't promoting the non-use of capitals for titles like user names. I'm sure the GSG would be appalled :).

(Hi, you. Hope life's going well?)
Forum: Birds & Birding Sunday 8th February 2015, 19:34
Replies: 101
Views: 16,149
Posted By Helenelizabeth2
The Guardian Style Guide, who is my guru in these...

The Guardian Style Guide, who is my guru in these matters says lower case. https://mobile.twitter.com/guardianstyle/status/65740870946795520

Now that I know that, I've got 8 years of post-editing...
Forum: Garden Birds, Bird Feeding & Nestboxes Thursday 5th February 2015, 20:19
Replies: 24
Views: 2,868
Posted By Helenelizabeth2
Was quite pleased with the Mmorhen under my...

Was quite pleased with the Mmorhen under my feeder till I saw your Water Rail!
Forum: Spain including the Canary & Balearic Isles Friday 4th January 2013, 19:21
Replies: 526
Views: 104,433
Posted By Helenelizabeth2
Damn. I must have overslept. :-) I'll go in...

Damn. I must have overslept. :-)

I'll go in spring this year instead.
Forum: Spain including the Canary & Balearic Isles Saturday 29th December 2012, 14:54
Replies: 526
Views: 104,433
Posted By Helenelizabeth2
Thanks for this thread. We are going to Mallorca...

Thanks for this thread. We are going to Mallorca in the spring this year and I've found some very helpful links and info on here.
Forum: Lists Saturday 25th August 2012, 20:58
Replies: 988
Sticky: BF 200 Club
Views: 183,555
Posted By Helenelizabeth2
If they're still out there somewhere but not...

If they're still out there somewhere but not making frequent appearances then they've become a rare and you're lucky to have clocked one. If they're actually extinct ( as a member or in RL ) then...
Forum: Lists Saturday 25th August 2012, 20:56
Replies: 988
Sticky: BF 200 Club
Views: 183,555
Posted By Helenelizabeth2
I just missed you again apparently. You're...

I just missed you again apparently. You're becoming my bogey member. :-)
Forum: Lists Friday 17th August 2012, 21:32
Replies: 988
Sticky: BF 200 Club
Views: 183,555
Posted By Helenelizabeth2
I'm not really listing anymore now that I'm a...

I'm not really listing anymore now that I'm a grown-up but when you have the bumper day I've just had it would so rude not to:

58. Steve (yes, the Steve, and yes, ladies, he's just as tall and...
Forum: Norfolk Saturday 17th March 2012, 20:29
Replies: 25,830
Views: 7,294,125
Posted By Helenelizabeth2
Has there generally just been a single Ross's? ...

Has there generally just been a single Ross's? At Snettisham this afternoon there was a group of 8 Barnies, 2 Ross's and 2 which looked like hybrid Barny x Ross. Same group now having bred?
Forum: Scotland Sunday 14th August 2011, 20:32
Replies: 3,262
Views: 609,887
Posted By Helenelizabeth2
If Autumn is officially approaching, it might be...

If Autumn is officially approaching, it might be time to explain yet again exactly how the Purple Sandpiper totaliser works. For the benefit of any new readers and those old readers who really never...
Forum: Information Wanted Friday 4th February 2011, 06:54
Replies: 11
Views: 5,668
Posted By Helenelizabeth2
I've travelled 3 times with them on short trips...

I've travelled 3 times with them on short trips in Europe and been very happy with everything.
Forum: Scotland Sunday 2nd January 2011, 17:41
Replies: 3,262
Views: 609,887
Posted By Helenelizabeth2
I think the deer in the second pic looks far from...

I think the deer in the second pic looks far from nonchalant. Startled would be more accurate. Perhaps he's wondering how the heck the paparazzi tracked him down again.
Forum: Your Birding Day Wednesday 29th December 2010, 20:20
Replies: 8
Views: 1,158
Posted By Helenelizabeth2
You may have looked at a few gulls. I looked at...

You may have looked at a few gulls. I looked at hundreds of gulls. Every gull we saw. In painstaking detail. Which is why you were the one who kept finding everything else.

I hope you won't...
Forum: Your Birding Day Wednesday 29th December 2010, 19:14
Replies: 8
Views: 1,158
Posted By Helenelizabeth2
Didn't I manage to dip 10 Smew at Pitsford on...

Didn't I manage to dip 10 Smew at Pitsford on some previous occasion in his presence? :-)
Forum: Your Birding Day Wednesday 29th December 2010, 19:13
Replies: 8
Views: 1,158
Posted By Helenelizabeth2
There was a bottle of water in the car all along....

There was a bottle of water in the car all along. I was never really that desperate.
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