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  1. Helenelizabeth2

    Herring or Glaucous in Aberaeron

    But you agree it’s a gull? :)
  2. Helenelizabeth2

    Herring or Glaucous in Aberaeron

    Having cropped it, I don’t think this helps much but for what it’s worth, here it is.
  3. Helenelizabeth2

    Herring or Glaucous in Aberaeron

    Thanks - good point - I did indeed reduce the size to meet BF’s requirements. I’ll crop and re-add but I think Dr W is right anyway.
  4. Helenelizabeth2

    Herring or Glaucous in Aberaeron

    Hi Delia Hope all is well with you. I believe the Dolphin pic is so bad it could even be a partially submerged Glaucous Gull - see what you think. :)
  5. Helenelizabeth2

    Help me complete my British owl list!

    He means that he knows one site, Andy, not that he knows one egger. His post is silent on that point. :)
  6. Helenelizabeth2

    Herring or Glaucous in Aberaeron

    I was definitely giving credit to your improvement there. :) Thanks, that sounds right then, no holiday Glaucous for me. PS if you think that pic is bad you should see this morning’s dolphin pics. PPS It’s very embarrassing to notice I haven’t given Birdforum any money since 2007. I hope...
  7. Helenelizabeth2

    Herring or Glaucous in Aberaeron

    You do surprise me - I thought it was a very fine photo, along the lines of your earlier efforts. The bill colour matched the bills of the various adult Herring Gulls in the harbour ie yellow with a lower red dot and it didn’t look noticeably heavier than the Herrings (although obvs they were...
  8. Helenelizabeth2

    Herring or Glaucous in Aberaeron

    Hi Sorry for shocking pic quality from mobile phone. Any views on whether this bird is leucistic Herring or possible Glaucous or hybrid of some kind? Aberaeron harbour 10am this morning. Thanks Helen
  9. Helenelizabeth2

    Kingfishers

    Lol. You've obviously never been to Peterborough :)
  10. Helenelizabeth2

    Kingfishers

    I see them most days here. But I suppose not many Brummies would admit Peterborough to be the Midlands.
  11. Helenelizabeth2

    Birds fae Torry

    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?
  12. Helenelizabeth2

    How many bird books have you got?

    38. But that includes 3 copies of Collins, so 36 really. I feel emasculated.. Oh, wait ...
  13. Helenelizabeth2

    Are bird names supposed to be written in capital letters?

    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 pistols ...
  14. Helenelizabeth2

    First signs of Spring 2015

    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 - just believe me.
  15. Helenelizabeth2

    First signs of Spring 2015

    2 Grey Wagtails dancing over the mill pond this morning.
  16. Helenelizabeth2

    Your Worst Blockers

    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 sea watching at the moment, I'm saving that one up for my retirement.
  17. Helenelizabeth2

    First signs of Spring 2015

    The flock of sparrows that winters in a bush by my car park appears to have dispersed.
  18. Helenelizabeth2

    Are bird names supposed to be written in capital letters?

    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), is not the same as talking about a Lanceolated Warbler in the field. I think birders do need the...
  19. Helenelizabeth2

    Are bird names supposed to be written in capital letters?

    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?)
  20. Helenelizabeth2

    Are bird names supposed to be written in capital letters?

    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 to do. :)
  21. Helenelizabeth2

    Big Garden Birdwatch 2015

    Was quite pleased with the Mmorhen under my feeder till I saw your Water Rail!
  22. Helenelizabeth2

    Mallorca 2012

    Damn. I must have overslept. :-) I'll go in spring this year instead.
  23. Helenelizabeth2

    Mallorca 2012

    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.
  24. Helenelizabeth2

    BF 200 Club

    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 you'd have to get them reaccepted to tick them. :-)
  25. Helenelizabeth2

    BF 200 Club

    I just missed you again apparently. You're becoming my bogey member. :-)
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