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Vera19/01/2013 18:35:58
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here are the three latest woodpecker stamps, 60 sen Banded Woodpecker (Picus miniaceus),80 sen Common Flameback or Common Goldenback (Dinopium javanense) and RM1 Lesser Yellownape (Picus chlorolophus).

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Julia Lee21/01/2013 08:25:40
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I saw three red kites as I went up to Oxfordshire yesterday, including one that was almost level with the car. (I wasn't driving). Something in the neighbouring field was about to become lunch.

I also saw a pheasant, flying, which I think is the first time I've seen one in flight rather than staring at me dumbly from the side of a field.

A quick Google shows that the pheasant (as 'the Pheasant Inn' was on the cover of a 94 GB booklet, which we don't have. I'm not aware of it on any other British stamps, but it does appear on several other countries'. Anyone got one they want to share?

Adrian21/01/2013 08:54:22
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Pheasants are rather bulky so it takes a lot of effort to take off, which is why they're always reluctant to do so. My experience is that they rather wait in the middle of the road for a car to drive them over. It's well-nigh impossible to take a spin around here without seeing a splashed version on the tarmac...

It's a miracle we only hit one in the past ten years!

Anyway, I think this one here is my only one.

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I know there's a ring-necked pheasant on a 1982 USA stamp (South Dakota) and I believe there's even a later one with just its head on, from the series which also incldues that blue jay and the red cardinal (or whatever it's called). Alex may have those?

Julia Lee21/01/2013 08:57:36
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We once drove slowly into a group of pheasants, most of whom scattered into the luxuriant verges. Two of the young ones, however, decided the best escape route was by foot - straight down the country lane in front of us. We must have followed them for about ten minutes as they paddled frantically in front of us, periodically wondering if perhaps a leap into the verge might be possible and always deciding against it.

Alex21/01/2013 09:05:54
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Yes, there is a US stamp, part of the 1982 State Birds and Flowers set. Here is a FDC of the South Dakota stamp showing some Ring Necked Pheasants. Pheasant

Have to go now, train to catch........

Julia Lee21/01/2013 09:07:39
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Oooh lovely, a bonus FDC! Thanks Alex. Hope you make your train!

Vera21/01/2013 12:04:42
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I've never seen a ring -necked pheasant in the wild. I did read somewhere that this is the most hunted bird in the world and there are many breeding farms to produce hunting stock.

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Vera21/01/2013 12:09:35
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Postal meter advertising for the Pheasant Inn , Cumbria. I wonder what they have on the menu ?

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Julia Lee21/01/2013 12:10:38
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I've just remembered a recent Unpleasant pheasant picks on postman story (PICS!)

Julia Lee21/01/2013 12:13:50
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Nice item Vera!

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