07 June 2015

Honey Buzzard - Bird of the Year



Date of Issue : 21 Mat 2015

Estonian Post has released a special stamp depicting the honey buzzard that was selected to be the bird of the year. The issue was unveiled and put into circulation on the 21st of May.

There are two types of buzzards in Estonia. The country’s most numerous hawk, the common buzzard, can often been seen loudly circling in the sky or sitting on posts watching next to the road, stalking for mice. Although most of the common buzzards leave in the autumn, some of them stay also in the winter. The rough-legged hawk, a species closely related to the buzzards, is quite similar to the common buzzard but it can be met only wintering or in passing.

The European honey buzzard (Pernis apivorus) has a special diet among hawks – it looks for wasp and bumble-bee nests and eats the maggots of these insects. Because of this it arrives here in late spring and leaves already at the end of summer. The Estonian Ornithological Society picks the Bird of the Year since 1995.

New Special Cover

Special cover to mark ‘Sathabishekam’ (completion of 80 years) of Srimad Srimushnam Andavan – 21st May 2015


A special cover and my stamps were released to mark the ‘Sathabishekam’ (completion of 80 years) of Srimad Srimushnam Andavan on 21st May 2015. Shri J. T. Venkateswarlu, Postmaster General, Central Region, Tamil Nadu, released the special cover in presence of Srimad Srimushnam Andavan, Shri N. Ravi, Director, Kasturi & Sons Limited, publishers of The Hindu, Shri Venu Srinivasan, Chairman and Managing Director, TVS Motor Company and Sri Gopalaswamy, Ex. Chief Election Commissioner.


Courtesy – Indian Philately Digest

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