On 29 July, 2010, An Post issued four stamps featuring Ireland's birds of prey (raptors) as part of the Fauna and Flora series. The species depicted on the stamps are the Buzzard, the Golden Eagle, the Peregrine Falcon and the Merlin.
The first day cover features the Hen Harrier Circus cyaneus and the Red Kite Milvus milvus.
The stamps were illustrated by Killian Mullarney with typography and layout by Steve Simpson.
The first day cover was designed by Steve Simpson based on Killian Mullarney's original illustrations.