Monday, 30 January 2012

Band-Tailed Pigeons

From a painting by world renowned wildlife artist, John James Audubon, here you see a pair of Band-tailed pigeons posted from Essone in France. Conservation efforts halted the decline in numbers of these large  pigeons, but it appears they are still under pressure from over-hunting.

Saturday, 21 January 2012

Pygmy Cormorants

In conjunction with WWF, in 2011 Serbia put the endangered Pygmy Cormorant(Phalacrocorax pygmeus) on stamps. These birds are now a protected species as numbers have declined due to habitat loss and polluted waters.
Stamps cancelled in Beograd 14-10-2011

Thursday, 19 January 2012

 The collective noun for a group of owls is a parliament.
Here you see a parliament of owls on a cover from Belgium postmarked 10-01-12.Stamps issued 2007. Many thanks to my friend Vrin for this special cover.

Wednesday, 18 January 2012

Marvelous Golden Eagle from Finland

Stunning image of the marvelous golden eagle on a lettersheet from Finland. Part of the series "The endangered animals in Finland". This is a wonderful piece of modern postal stationary suitable for any thematic bird stamp collector.Thank you to my friends in Finland who sent this.

Special date on this clear cancel

Eurasian Hobby and Common Buzzard posted from Berchem, Belgium 11-11-11