Sunday, 26 August 2012

Singapore - White-rumped Sharma

Showing two different Singapore cancels, single ring from 1956 and double ring 1964.
Now you see an outstanding  bird ,endemic to SE Asia,  White-rumped Sharma (Copsychus malabaricus) with it's  rich and melodious call   making them very  desireable as cage birds for singing competitions.

Saturday, 25 August 2012

Mountain Lakes-Ring-necked Pheasant

My dear friend Natalie never forgets to add a bird stamp... A 1996 Common Pheasant, otherwise known as the ring-necked pheasant (Phasianus colcicus) was tucked besides a couple of my favorite musicians on the back of a postcard showing a more genteel way of playing table tennis. :)

Wednesday, 22 August 2012

 During my recent holiday in Finland I was lucky enough to see one of these colorful little birds in the trees around the cottage. The reddish/pink  color is quite striking and makes the bird easy to identify. Postmark is from Hameelinna , on a stamp which is the same bird as the postcard. had they been on the same side it wculd have been a maxi-card.

Monday, 20 August 2012

Poland-White Stork

The White Stork (Ciconia ciconia) is a very large bird with a wing-span of more than two meters. The bird is a long-distance migrant from their summer breeding grounds as far north as Finland, the birds will travel as far south as South Africa for a warmer winter. Thanks to my friend Witti who kindly sent me this colorful pre-paid card from Szcezecin, Poland.