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Sheep Saturday

Wiltshire Horns

Sheep Saturday

Wiltshire Horns

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They are almost standing in formation...
Lisl: They have just had their orders for the day, Larry
Les rois de l'escalade.
Lisl: Doing a useful job, clearing the tough scrub
That is a wonderful shot. It is as if they all decided to pose for you.
Lisl: Very often it used to be difficult to locate them
  • Chris
  • England
  • 7 Jan 2017, 06:26
I thought at first they were the white goats I was looking at down in a Mendip combe Lisl. They appear to be on scrubland
Lisl: They are the Wiltshire Horns brought in by the Wildlife Trust to clear scrub in Brown's Folly. After the second death from dog attack last year, they have been removed, possibly permanently
  • Alan
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 7 Jan 2017, 07:13
What a fine bored. The one closest to you looks like a lamb.
Lisl: You are right, Alan. Both male and female adults have horns
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 7 Jan 2017, 09:53
This is wonderful, Lisl!
Lisl: Thank you, Ray - taken on the hillside I can see from my window
  • Richard Trim
  • Suffolk: where the sun rises first in England
  • 7 Jan 2017, 10:04
white, fluffy, sure-footed , horny, staring, chewing ...
Lisl: And fabulously full flavoured meat
Absolutely adorables.
Lisl: My favourite sheep, Marie They never need shearing!
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 7 Jan 2017, 10:36
I always think it is an amazing sight to see these 'in the wild'...
Lisl: On the hillside opposite our front window (or they were until the grazier removed them after dog attack), Astrid
  • Hugh Soar
  • England
  • 7 Jan 2017, 12:17
Four expectant gents, and two cautious ladies ! ?..
Lisl: I think the ladies may be quite young. The adult females have horns, too
They remind me of the bighorn sheep that scale the Rockie Mountains.
Lisl: That is interesting, Mary - I think these may be quite a bit smaller?
A fine group shot, there doesn't seem much there for them to feed on.
Lisl: They can eat all sorts of scrub - this is why the Wildlife Trust was using them - they clear the area for growth of orchids etc
We had some sheep book ends in our bric a brac today. I am not certain whether they sold or not!
Lisl: They would have done if Alan had been there, Bill
Like smaller versions of the big horn sheep here, what a nice photo you got of them, Elisabeth. What a shame that two were killed in that way.
Lisl: It was devastating. I will send you a collage I made of them when the first death happened. (It is too big for shutterchance.) I will send it via "WeTransfer" so don't be frigtened to open it!
They're beautiful, Lisl! Great shot!!!
Lisl: Thank you, Elizabeth - I love their soft patient faces. And they never need shearing
  • Gil Zetbase
  • France
  • 8 Jan 2017, 10:22
Great composition!
Happy New Year!
Gil Zetbase
http://gilzetbase.com/
Lisl: Thank you so much. And a Happy and Peaceful new Year to you!
Lovely shot, Lisl!
Lisl: Thank you, Tom
animaux superbes! amitiés
Lisl: They are one of my favourites
  • CherryPie
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 9 Jan 2017, 02:46
They look very bright in their surroundings.
Lisl: They seem to shine, don't they?
Delightful capture...
Lisl: Thank you kindly, Jacquelyn

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