The Italian stamps I showed you yesterday were a pressie from my mum and dad, and to keep it in the family, I'll today show you what my sis got me from her trip to South Africa. Birds! The Bophuthatswana set depicts various sand grouse,

but the one I really like is from the Venda set of waterfowl. The 30c depicts the Egyptian goose.

Lovely stamp, I like the colours and simple design. And it's a lovely bird and the great thing is, you don't have to travel as far away (seen from where I am) as Africa, for the species was introduced in Europe in the 18th century and can be seen in parkland with rivers, ponds, lakes and marshes!