I'm indebted to a correspondent in France who sent me the image above. I am very keen to hear if any visitors to this web site have encountered this stamp or any others in the set. I will publish any information here and pass on my findings to Scott.
Update 1 February 2005: The same correspondent has sent me an image of a second stamp as shown above, right.
Update 16 May 2005: The same correspondent has sent me a further image with three stamps as shown above.
Update 23 May 2005: The same correspondent has sent me a further image, above right, of the 270F stamp confirming its identity as White Stork (Ciconia ciconia).
Update 22 November 2005: A new correspondent has sent me a further image, which shows another 270F stamp as listed originally: Black Stork (Ciconia nigra).
Update 8 June 2006: The original correspondent has sent me a new image, which shows 3 unused stamps, but no new ones.
Update 14 September 2006: Details of the set have been published in the Michel magazine Michel Rundschau 9/2006 which lists six stamps. The additional stamp is another 120Fr value which is described as Egretta garzetta - though we have not seen it illustrated.
Update 23 December 2006: My friend in France has sent me all six images that were sent to him by a correspondent in China. This confirms the identities, listed again for clarification:
If you can share any further information about this issue, please let me know