I bought several sets of these Royal Mail PHQ Christmas postcards a few years ago and now I'm down to one remaining set. I'll use them up over the nest few weeks but I'll be sorry to see them go. They show the images for the 1983 Christmas stamps:
12½p Christmas Post (pillar-box),
16p The Three Kings (chimneys )
20½ World at Peace (a dove and a blackbird)
28p Light of Christmas (street lamp)
31p Christmas Dove (topiary)
As I was looking up what the images represented, I discovered that someone is selling them on Zazzle. Surely that's a copyright issue?
That aside, I found plenty of other bird stamps:
Great Egret from Belarus
Long-eared owl on Belgian stamp
From the Netherlands
Siberian Crane on stamp from Russia
and a cute little owl from Switzerland.
This is a post for Sunday Stamps, now hosted by Violet Sky at "See it on a Postcard!"