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Sunday, 25 February 2018

Sunday Stamps II A-Z (2) : B - Cambodia

No I haven't confused the letters, it's just that my Cambodian stamps show birds. And before you comment that that their Latin names begin with 'C' - I know that too.

Coccothraustes coccothraustes - Hawfinch
Cambodia -6 September 1999
We see the hawfinch in our garden every few years and I must say it is more colourful than on this stamp.

A much more regular visitor is the greenfinch despite reduced numbers in the last couple of years due to a throat infection that hampers their ability to eat.

Cambodia -6 September 1999
Carduelis chloris - Greenfinch
So that's 'C', 'G' and 'H' to celebrate 'B' for Birds.

To see other B posts please visit Sunday-Stamps-II-b.

6 comments:

Ana said...

Yeah, too many Cs indeed, but a Bird is a Bird :)))

Joy said...

I've gone birding this week too. I always like the lettering on Cambodian stamps.

violet s said...

Love bird stamps!
and these ones are showing some impressive beaks for their small stature.

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Bob - they are lovely stamps ... highlighting each of the birds ... and seeing a hawfinch in the garden must be special - cheers Hilary

FinnBadger said...

A pity the stamp birds aren't as colorful as the real thing.

Eva A. said...

Birds are always a good choice, and also for B!