Saturday, December 4, 2010

Newfoundland, Canada

Glenn sent me this very cute card few months ago.

These are called puffins (or Fratercula Arctica) and are inhabitants of Newfoundland. They have very interesting colourful beaks, and this happens during the breeding season.
All puffin species have predominantly black or black and white plumage, a stocky build, and large beaks. They shed the colourful outer parts of their bills after the breeding season, leaving a smaller and duller beak. Their short wings are adapted for swimming with a flying technique under water. In the air, they beat their wings rapidly (up to 400 times per minute) in swift flight, often flying low over the ocean's surface.
They breed in large colonies on coastal cliffs or offshore islands, nesting in crevices among rocks or in burrows in the soil..
They are just too cute!!! :)


Apart from the already included pre-paid stamp, Glenn used another one, commemorating the Canadian Navi from 1910 till 2010. Dont know the name of the guy on the stamp but he's quite handsome ;)
Btw...the cancellation is rather interesting too...

Thank you so much Glenn!!

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