Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Birds of Prey - Stamps?

A woman from Michigan recently purchased one of my photos and I could not help but notice on the envelope she sent me... A Northern Goshawk Stamp!!! [larger view]

USPS Raptor Stamps Press Release:

Or order a set for $6.45

I've also noticed that the Canadian Mint is producing a series of bird-related coins. Each of these are about $30. They sell these at the Post Office and a recent trip to a small post-office in a Shopper's Drug Mart had a Rose-breasted Grosbeak coin. Oddly enough, they are $0.25 cent face value, but larger than quarters, ... silver-dollar sized.

Evening Grosbeak - http://www.mint.ca/store/coin/evening-grosbeak-coloured-coin-2012-prod1520001#.UM6Teazo6So
Rose breasted Grosbeak  - http://www.mint.ca/store/coin/rosebreasted-grosbeak-coloured-coin-2012-prod1290008#.UM6Tiazo6So 
Goldfinch - http://www.mint.ca/store/coin/goldfinch-coloured-coin-2010-prod820004#.UM6Tjqzo6So

Here are some Random Hawk Photos from the last month:
Red Tailed Hawk

Cooper's Hawk

Rough legged Hawk (dark morph)

Good birding,


  1. Great Hawk photos! Those stamps are all beautiful! This is the first that I've seen them, but I will look for them on my next trip to the post office:)

  2. I'm a stamp and coin nerd so I love those ideas!

    ~ Kristen



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