Here you will see birds on stamps with clear postmarks to show where the birds have flown from. These places have been plotted on the Google map of Traveling Birds. http://goo.gl/JcbeKc .
Click on any bird name beside the map to see the stamps. I hope you enjoy traveling with the birds.
Friday, 6 July 2012
Latvia-1995 Nature Conservation
A nice cover from an exchange I did during June 2012, with a stamp friend in Latvia. Cancelled in Riga, the stamps were issued in 1995 for the European nature conservation year. The birds: 20s Corn Crake (Crex crex), 8s White backed woodpecker (Dendrocopus leucotos) and 24 s White-winged tern (Chlidonias leucopterus).
The cover also has a pictorial cancels of birds which featured on 2011 stamps, the Icterine warbler (Hippolais icterina) & a Short-toed Snake Eagle (Circaetus gallicus