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Tahir04/08/2013 08:54:51
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Now why is Sooty Tern also called 'wideawake'? Anybody know?

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som ghatak04/08/2013 08:58:48
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Vera will be the right person

jayemcee04/08/2013 13:58:08
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"Known as the Sooty Tern in other parts of the world, here it is best known for it's call of "Wide awake!", and it gives the island it's second name. It is a graceful bird with a forked tail and pointed wings, generally white below and black above with a white patch on the forehead. Their main food is fish and squid."

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Tahir05/08/2013 12:58:09
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thanks a ton jayemcee, that's quite interesting information behind the wideawake name of Sooty Tern smiley

Alex13/08/2013 14:35:00
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A stork flying in with the baby Teeside! New British regional changes, 1968.


Julia Lee13/08/2013 14:55:45
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What a great idea!

Fabulous cancel.

Paleo Philatelist26/08/2013 13:48:01
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Most recent bird stamp (part of set of 3 values) of Germany on cover with commemorative post mark:


Edited By Paleo Philatelist on 26/08/2013 13:50:39

Edited By Paleo Philatelist on 26/08/2013 13:51:10

Adrian03/09/2013 11:34:59
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I just read on the BBC website that, for the first time since the Middle Ages, common cranes have been rearing chicks in Scotland again. They had been reintroduced in Norfolk in the 1970s (I've actually seen them there but never realised these beautiful birds were once native to these shores) but now, for the first time, they have reared chicks in the northeast of Scotland.


HERE is the BBC website page, where you can read more.

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