Sunday, December 11, 2011

Nocturnal Summer Birds from Finland

Finland Post issued on May 18, 1999 the splendid miniature sheet above.  It consists of  five 3mk stamps each depicting a nocturnal summer bird, namely the:

- Thrush Nightingale, Luscinia luscinia (upper left)
- European Nightjar, Caprimulgus europaeus (lower left)
- Common Cuckoo, Cuculus canorus (upper middle)
- Corncrake, Crex crex (lower middle)
- Eurasian Bittern, Botaurus stellaris (upper right)

Thanks a lot Seppo for this very nice cover from Raahe! :P

Mailing date: 16 September 2011
Delivery date: 28 September 2011


  1. This would be a perfect post for Sunday Stamps! Why not join in???

  2. Then, the craze started expanding all across the world. Next, was the UK, Canada and Australia which also started making orders for the by now, famous white bird cage Veils. These accessories work best with trumpet or mermaid style of dresses, thus giving the wearer a real elegant look.