Monday, 5 September 2011

U won't believe today's theme!

The Safari wasn't able to get out on safari today. Atrocious weather in the morning and a big chore in the afternoon. So in the morning we sat down at the table and started to sort the stamps we collect at work for the RSPB's Save the Albatross campaign. Geezzz there's bags of the flippin things. The first, small, bag took over an hour to sort out but gave us a few pics for you.

Would you believe it...a Deptford Pink; it's so rare it's on a stamp and we found one in the garden at work not so long ago!

Someone must have been hoarding 'rubbish' for quite a long time, at least since D-Day 15th February 1971, that's 0ver 40 years ago now.

And even longer!!! These two predate the Safari by 19 days making them 52 years young.

Our Extreme Photographer will like this one, of his favourite place Cape Tribulation and the Daintree rainforest - apparently one extreme and amazing place.

This is probably the only Whinchat we'll find this week!

Don't know much about South Africa but they have great taste in stamps! We've seen Kelp Gull in Western Australia.

Where to next? There may be more philatical musings if the weather doesn't improve (only seven large bags to go through) never know your luck. We didn't get a chance to go for the dodgy duck, dunno if it's still there but learnt of a Black Tern on the big park lake which might be tempting in the morning if it hangs about over night.

In the meantime let us know what's sticking in your outback

If by chance you donated some of these stamps, many many thanks they really are helping to reduce albatross deaths in the Southern Ocean.


Captain Shagrat said...

So your into the stamp collecting too. I've recently started collecting them for Many Tears Animal Rescue, though I mostly get English and Swedish stamps. Didn't think stamps could be that exiting but I get a buzz every time someone hands some over. So many different and beautiful designs

Lancashire and Lakeland Outback Adventure Wildlife Safaris said...

Thanks Capn, there's deffo some nie ones out there.
Followed your links and joined Frank on to the Labrador Forum, will post some pics of him on there.



Warren Baker said...

Well done Davo, A Whinchat at last :-)