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Flamingos

March 15, 2011

A lenticular bookmark showing flamingos, from the USA :

Flamingos are gregarious wading birds. There are four flamingo species in the Americas, two species in the Old World and one in Wales.

Flamingos often stand on one leg, the other tucked beneath the body. The reason for this behavior is not fully understood. Some suggest that the flamingo has the ability to have half of its body go into a state of sleep, and when one side is rested, the flamingo will swap legs and then let the other half sleep. Recent research has indicated that standing on one leg may allow the birds to conserve more body heat.

A group of Flamingos (Wikipedia.org)

Thanks to my uncle for this bookmark.

Today in the mail

February 2, 2011

Today I received an envelope from the USA with lots of stamps on it (and bookmarks inside)…

Here’s one of the bookmarks that came inside it. It’s made in Switzerland:

Many thanks to Esperanza.

Let’s read

November 28, 2010

Bookmarks from the US, encouraging kids to read:

Thanks to María Rosa for these bookmarks.

Eagle

October 16, 2010

This is a lenticular bookmark from the USA, showing an eagle:

The modern English name of this bird is derived from the Latin term aquila. This word may derive from aquilus, meaning dark-colored, swarthy, or blackish, as a description of the plumage.

Eagles are different from many other birds of prey mainly by their larger size, more powerful build, and heavier head and beakeagles. They have very large powerful hooked beaks for tearing flesh from their prey, strong muscular legs, and powerful talons. They also have extremely keen eyesight which enables them to spot potential prey from a very long distance. Eagles build their nests, called eyries, in tall trees or on high cliffs.


Bald eagle (Wikipedia.com)

Think happy be happy

October 14, 2010

A metallic bookmark from the Barnes & Noble bookstores in USA:

Space Needle

October 12, 2010

This is a metallic bookmark from Seattle, USA. Many thanks to my aunt for it !

The Space Needle is a tower in Seattle, Washington, and is a major landmark of the Pacific Northwest region of the United States and a symbol of Seattle. Located at the Seattle Center, it was built for the 1962 World’s Fair. The Space Needle is 605 feet (184 m) high, features an observation deck at 520 feet (160 m), and a gift shop with the rotating SkyCity restaurant at 500 feet (152 m).

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