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18 November 2011

Lilac-breasted Roller
東非佛法僧

Lilac-breasted Roller (東非佛法僧)
South Africa (2000)
4th May, 2011. Pretoria


Not very special of this maxicard, just as Lilac-breasted Roller is one of beautiful and colourful bird in sub-Sahara area. I decided to arrange this card when I found such beautiful card, same as before the philatelic bureau only use its ordinary postmark to cancel the stamp.

15 November 2011

Common Ringed Plover, Eurasian Oystercatcher
環頸鴴, 蠣鴴

Britain (2011)
7th October, 2011. Fair Island, Shetland

Last two cards are cancelled in Fair Isle, Shetland. Shetland is the most important islands to seabirds, it is in the north-east of Scotland. Only 15 island inhabited while all of them colonised by seabirds ! Fair Isle and Fetlar are the islands in the east side of Shetland, only few inhabitant in there but have thousands of different seabirds like gannet, puffin and oystercatcher. A RSPB reserve has been built in the islands. The stamps as below cover, was issued on 1999 to commemorate centenary of RSPB.

Atlantic Puffin
角嘴海雀

Great Britain (2011)
4th November, 2011. Marloes, Pembrokeshire

Puffin is common and cute seabird in the country. Marloes is one of best place to find them in breeding seasons.

Arctic Tern, Great Cormorant
北極燕鷗, 普通鸕鶿

Great Britain (2011)
5th October, 2011. Holy Island, Northumberland

Holy Island, is a tidal island off coast of Northumberland, England. The island formally called Lindisfarne, the lower margin of postmark called Berwick on Tweed is parliament of the island. The island is historical but it also is a nature reserve named Lindisfarne National Nature Reserve, in there can be observed thousand of seabirds in each migration seasons.

Northern Gannet
北方塘鵝

Great Britain (2011)
6th October, 2011. North Berwick, East Lothian

In the offshore of North Berwick, there has a rock called The Base Rock where is a praise of gannets. Three-fourths of British gannets to be found in this island, however the island has its own castle and lighthouse.

11 November 2011

Atlantic Yellow-nosed Albatross
大西洋黃鼻信天翁

Tristan da Cunha (2010)
11th November , 2010. Tristan da Cunha

Except the cover of new definitive stamp, I also arranged a maxicard of one of high-value stamp, it is Atlantic Yellow-nosed Albatross. Sadly the stamp not clear to show the bird but in another side it is a capture of conservation - ringing the albatross. Is it a nice maxicard ? It seems is, this is second item related to this species while first one was an aerogramme also issued by Tristan da Cunha.

2 November 2011

Caribbean Flamingo
紅鸛

Suriname (1999)
14th April, 2011. Paramaribo

Unfortunately, it is not a good maxicard as postmark not clear to read. However I think I should forgive the mirror mistake as Suriname seems a rare country in the collection list - for bird, of course. In America, Caribbean Flamingo is a famous migratory bird when breeding in Galápagos Islands, coasts of northern South American countries like Columbia, Venezuela and nearby islands. However they also to be found in North America, from Colorado to Mexico and some Caribbean islands.

Caribbean Flamingo is a giant and sharp bird in America. Its reddish feather attracts most birdwatchers. In most zoo of the world, flamingos are feeding by human and the card shown an example in one United States zoo.