Shortly after I updated my Postcrossing wish-list in February to include birds I received this card from Heleen in Amsterdam, Netherlands. The card shows a Wulp (Eurasian Curlew) and Heleen writes she thinks it is a "typical Dutch" bird which she often sees when she goes to the meadow. She then continues to tell me she searched Wikipedia when she was sending this to me (how I love that site!) and learnt even more about the bird and its migration patterns. She also wrote me that her 10 year old son just joined Postcrossing that very day. This is such a fun hobby and I know my kids have learnt so much from participating in it. I hope he enjoys it too! The stamps she used too are great both featuring traditional costumes. On the left is the dress of Surinam (a former Dutch colony) and on the right from a village called Spakenburg.