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14 July 2010

Ducks of Ireland

Ducks - from left to right :
60c : Red-breasted Merganser (紅胸秋沙) ; 48c : Tufted Duck (鳳頭潛鴨)
65c : Gadwall (赤膀鴨) ; 1,00 € : Garganey (白眉鴨)
Ireland (2004)
Definitives - from left to right :
60c : Atlantic Puffin (北極海鸚) ; 41c : Chaffinch (紅腹灰雀)
48c : Peregrine Falcon (擬游隼) ; 10c : Common Kingfisher (普通翠鳥)
Ireland (2002, 2003, 2004)

21st May, 2010. Cork (Mails Centre)
27th May, 2010. Hongkong

In my opinion, most of Irish stamps give me greyish, boring style. Perhaps the weather of there is humid and rainy all the year, it fades out all of colour. Anyway, some of stamps are still collectable. Above cover, and one shown in miscellaneous page are examples of recent Irish stamps using same demonstrated style. The ducks shown as above are very common in Ireland and European countries, Red-breasted Merganser and Gadwall also to be found in North America. All of four species are migratory birds, they will fly to south during winter.

The selected definitive stamps shown four domestic birds in Ireland, they widely and easy to be found in cliff, waterfront and backyard of the resident. Cork is the second largest city of Ireland, the Irish name Corcaigh means swamp.
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