Issue Date: 7th April 2022
This ten-stamp set on Migratory Birds explores the spring and summer bird visitors to the UK.
Bird migration is the annual, seasonal movement of birds along predefined routes between their breeding and non-breeding grounds.
The ten featured birds have been illustrated in detail by the Irish ornithologist, Killian Mullarney and the set showcases the diversity of migratory birds that all arrive in the UK; from seabirds that migrate along the UK’s coastline, such as the Arctic Skua and Arctic Tern, to the exceptionally rare bird of prey, Montagu’s Harrier.
Ten 1st class stamps as follows:
- Pied Flycatcher
- Yellow Wagtail
- Arctic Skua
- Stone Curlew
- Arctic Tern
- Turtle Dove
- Montagu’s Harrier
Stamps & Postmarks: FDI Swallownest, Sheffield | Nightjar Close, Poole | Cambridge | Turtledove Ave, Crawley