Saturday, December 8, 2012

Fauna of Belarus, Belarus

for my last post today, I have three cards coming from Belarus. I decided to put them altogether since they all come from the same series of postcards, presenting the Fauna of Belarus...plus, i received them all as officials too :) I dont know about you, but Ive been receiving a lot of official cards from Belarus lately...


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first we have a card showing the Golden eagle. It is said that along with the eagle-owl, they are the biggest birds of prey in the Belorussian forests where the golden eagle hunts in the day-time, while the owl in the twilight and it is a rare luck to see these birds.  Well, the photographer must have been one lucky guy....

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the stamp is a definitive issued this year in a set of two, representing ornaments.



next we have the European wolf...

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it is said that Belarus is home to a population of 1,500-2,000 wolves. With the exception of specimens in nature reserves, wolves in Belarus are largely unprotected.
Dont you just have the desire to hug him? look at that face!



there is even a wolf stamp on the card! :) it is a part of the Wild Animals series, issued in a set of 5 in 2008, where the flower stamp also dates from that year, from the set of 8 Gardens Flowers stamps. The other one is a definitive issued this year in a set of not more, not less but 24 stamps, depicting Architectural monuments and this one shows the Church of Epiphany


and the last card I have for now of this series, shows the White stork...


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really nice birds, used to tell stories to children about where do babies come from :)
this bird is completely white except for the black wing flight feathers, and its red bill and legs, which are black on juveniles. It walks slowly and steadily on the ground, and flies with its neck outstretched



well, again we have the wolf stamp here, and the Church of Epiphany....but also three more from the same issue of definitives, including the Mahiliou Town Hall (50 kopecks), then we have the Kamianets Tower (100 kopecks stamp), and the Niasvizh Castle (200 kopecks stamp). Well, the back of the card does look nice with so many stamps :)

thanks for reading and have a great rest of the weekend!

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