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27 July 2012

Great Cormorant
普通鸕鶿

Åland (2005)
26th April, 2012. Lemland

After Finland turned into Euro-zone, Åland, which is a state of Finland began to issue new stamps for suitable in Euro currency. Above stamps features three new immigrated birds to be found in Åland is a set of new definitive to its small islands.

Not so surprise, as Åland in the middle of Baltic Sea, it is a important stop of migratory birds from North Pole to southern countries during migration. Two places of Åland is the best to birdwatching, Herröskatan of Lemland is in the east of Åland, there has couple of wooden birdwatching towers in the bank of the Herröskatan for observers. Another good place to birdwatching is Jomala Torpfjärden.

23 July 2012

Cactus Wren
棕曲嘴鷦鷯

USA (1982)
1st May, 2012. Cortaro, Arozina

After introduction of the state bird of Alabama - Northern Flicker (北撲翅鴷). This time, the second one to be shown is the state bird of Arozina, Cactus Wren. It is a common largest wren to be found in south-west of United States and most of range of Mexico. The inhabit place is desert ; ants, beetles, grasshoppers, and wasps are its diet. Saguaro (巨人柱), the largest cactus (仙人掌) in the world, is one of ideal inhabit plant to Cactus Wren. The bird often found around yucca and mesquite.

Saguaro also is a state flower of Arozina.

14 July 2012

Nordic 2012
斯堪的納維亞 2012

Black-headed Gull (紅嘴鷗) / Lesser Black-backed Gull (小黑背鷗)
Åland (2012)
21st March, 2012. Mariehamn

In each year, eight northern European countries choose one theme for their common issue - Nordic series in each year, the fishermen have been chose in 2012 and only sheetlet of Åland features seabirds, probably Black-headed Gull and Lesser Black-backed Gull, are common in the Baltic Sea and north Atlantic Ocean. However, unfortunately but just a mirror mistake, the postcard is features Common Gull (海鷗).

9 July 2012

90 Years of Burgenland
布爾根蘭州90週年

White Stork (白鸛)
Austria (2011)
21st October, 2011. Pinkafeld

Burgenland is the easternmost state of Austria, in the borders of Slovakia, Hungary and Slovenia. It founded on 1921, before World War I, the most area of Burgenland owned by Hungary, but according to Treaty of Saint-Germain-en-Laye (1919) and Treaty of Trianon (1920), Burgenland despite to Austria. Although it was objected by Hungary, only people who live in Oedenburg support the area still leave in Hungary in the poll of Oedenburg, 14 to 16 December of 1921, while others build a new state of Austria.

The stamp features a family of White Stork, in European area, it is common to see White Stork builds their nest at the top of clock-tower, church or somewhere is the highest point of building.

5 July 2012

Faeroe Common Snipe
法羅田鷸

Iceland (2011)
12th April, 2012. Reykjavik

So pity of this maxicard, the background is too dark cause not easy to find the postmark. However the stamp issued by Iceland seem want to specially remind people the natural conservation only. Faeroe Common Snipe, a subspecies of Common Snipe was selected on the stamp, it is common to Iceland, and can be found on the southern coastal regions of the country during summer.

1 July 2012

Eastern Bluebird
東方藍鴝

Bermuda (2005)
23rd March, 2012. Paget

A set of stamps to be issued by Bermuda Post illustrated variety bird inhabited places of Bermuda, a small country in the offshore of southeast USA. Upland Forest is located in the parish of Paget, Alfred Blackburn Smith Nature Reserve does have 8.7 acres opened on 2003, it only opens to guests and members of the Coral Beach Club and Bermuda Audubon Society.

Mangrove Lake, is the northernmost mangrove in North America, it lies on the boundary between Smith's and Hamilton Parishes, it is home to endemic species Bermuda Killifish (百慕達底鱂) and of course a paradise to migratory birds and seabirds.