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31 October 2012

Calf of Man bird observatory

From left to right :
20p : Black-eared Wheatear (白頂即鳥) ; 20p : White-throated Robin (白喉歌鵖)
24p : Goldcrest (戴菊) ; 30p : Common Kingfisher (普通翠鳥)
24p : Baltimore Oriole (橙腹擬黃鸝) ; 30p : Eurasian Hoopoe (戴勝)
Isle of Man (1994)

3rd August, 2012. Douglas

The Bird Observatory on the Calf was established in 1959 and became an official British Bird Observatory in 1962, to commemorate its 35th anniversary, Isle of Man Post Office issued a set of 6 stamps and a souvenir sheet features 7 bird species common in the islands. Above cover shown the stamps individually, as they are common in Europe and shown frequency before. It is no need to repeat the descriptions here.

In the meantime, the cover included two maxicards feature Bird of the Winter issued on last year, it is furthermore to complete this series. Below are these two cards.

Left : Bohemian Waxwing (太平鳥) ; Right : Eurasian Siskin (黃雀)
Isle of Man (2011)

28th September, 2011. Douglas
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