Saturday, 26 October 2013

Brasil - Green-headed Tanager & Violet-capped Woodnymph

A fine cover from Caxias Do Sul, Brasil with stamps from the 2011 m/s for Tijuca National park featuring a 
Green-headed Tanager  ( Tangara seledon ) & Violet-capped Woodnymph    (Thalurania glaucopis)  


Netherlands- Black-tailed Godwit & Great Tit

A finely cancelled bird stamp cover from Oldebroek in  the Netherlands with stamps commemorating 100 years of bird ringing and the Black-tailed godwit (Limosa limosa) and the Great tit (Parus major) on stamps promoting conservation .

Thursday, 17 October 2013

Sarawak - Brahminy Kite

Here's a first for me ,a neat cancel from  Kuching ,Sarawak, on a 20c Malaysia 1996 Brahminy Kite (Haliastur indus)

Czech Republic- Karlstejn Nature Reserve

7th in the series ,since 2005, on nature reserves in the Czech Republic, is this colorful and busy sheetlet representing Karlstejn Nature Reserve, containing four actual stamps two of which are bird stamps . The  18Kc stamp has a perched Northern Wheatear (Oenanthe oenanthe) and the 20Kc stamp has a flying Common Buzzard (Buteo buteo) except for this Common Buzzard  all other fauna and flora have Latin and Czech names.
Received on a registered cover, this is a delightful addition for Traveling Birds.

European Goldfinch (Carduelis carduelis), Eurasian blue Tit (Cyanistes caeruleus) Eurasian Bullfinch (Pyrrhula pyrrhula)
Three Semi-postal (for the youth) songbirds on a registered cover  from Germany. Very attractive stamps of three very pretty little birds with the illustrations clearly seen against  a white background.

Tuesday, 15 October 2013

Jamaica - White-chinned Thrush

This   bird is known by many names- White-chinned Thrush (Turdus aurantius) and Hopping DickJumping DickTwopenny ChickChick-me-Chick, or Chap-man-Chick.
Cancelled at Kingston Jamaica . Issued in 1980 as a definitive stamp

Gabon - African River- martin

Gabon 1980 African River-martin (Pseudochelidon eurystomina )  
  cancelled at Port Gentil

Sunday, 13 October 2013

Mexico - Great Egret

From the huge 2002, 22v set of Conservation, I received this fabulous large block on cover. 10 stamps of the Great Egret  (Ardea alba).  Cancelled at San Benito, Hermosillo, Sonora

Portugal - European Bee-eater & Little Tern

Portugal 2001 European Bee- eater ( Merops Apiaster) and 2002 Little Tern ( Sternula albifrons).
Cancelled at PORTIMÃO city in the south of Portugal in the Algarve region.

Portugal- European Bee-eater & Little Bustard

Portugal 2001  2002 European Bee-eater   ( Merops apiaster) and  Little Bustard  (Tetrax tetrax) 
cancelled at CTC Lisboa 1800