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The weather yesterday was very changeable, bright & sunny when we left home, foggy by the time we’d walked to Walmgate Stray, less than a mile. Clear again, foggy again. A chance perhaps to try to photograph the flock grazing the Stray coming out of the gloom. Down on my knees (not a good idea, I have to get UP again!), snap, snap, the sheep advanced like the Magnificent Seven. Girlies hid behind me. (These are NOT sheep hunters, they panicked last week when they thought they’d caught a mouse – it escaped LOL).
The sheep came within 4/5 feet, tossed their heads, had a little ovine chat & sauntered off. 30 minutes later there was a real panic as an out of control dog chased into the flock. Girlies were told “Wait” & didn’t move as I attempted to rescue the hapless victim separated by the Bull Terrier. The owner has phoned the farmer. Update on the injured sheep. It’s at the farm having a nose job, but is otherwise OK. The one mauled last week has died
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Comments

  • Manon Boily
    Manon Boilyalmost 3 years ago

    this is so cool! a very cute picture jesika ;)

  • Merci bien

    – jesika

  • H Maria Perry
    H Maria Perryalmost 3 years ago

    They certainly are magnificent!

  • Thanks, Helen. I’m enjoying observing sheep behaviour close up. They seem to realise which dogs are a threat, mine bore them!

    – jesika

  • Barb Leopold
    Barb Leopoldalmost 3 years ago

    Wow, this is wonderful, love all those faces looking at the camera!! Good stuff jesika!!

  • I didn’t know how close they would come, I’d hoped for just a little nearer, but 4-5 feet isn’t bad.
    xx

    – jesika

  • Gill Langridge
    Gill Langridgealmost 3 years ago

    Worthy of the Countryfile calendar – a great image of snowy sheep.

  • Thank you, Gill, their curiosity gets the better of them at times

    – jesika

  • dougie1page3
    dougie1page3almost 3 years ago

    brilliant jes!

  • dougie1page3
    dougie1page3almost 3 years ago

    pity you couldn’t get the girls in the pic facing them off!

  • No chance, they were protecting me – from behind! You know how brave they are! LOL. I have actually tried to get them in shot with some of the small white woolly cows, but they like to be as far away from them as possible when we go past or through the flock.

    – jesika

  • Robin Webster
    Robin Websteralmost 3 years ago

    Oh I like this jesika! Looks like they are coming right at you! Hope you were able to get up and out of the way fast enough! Your poor girlies must have been terrified!

  • They WERE coming towards us, the whole flock, all 170 of them. Girlies were safe behind mummy!
    Thanks, Robin.
    x

    – jesika

  • AngieDavies
    AngieDaviesalmost 3 years ago

    Wonderful!!!!

  • So pleased you like the shot

    – jesika

  • D.M. Mucha
    D.M. Muchaalmost 3 years ago

    Nice capture!

  • Thank you kindly

    – jesika

  • Lance Leopold
    Lance Leopoldalmost 3 years ago

    Wow,look at that snow,and the low angle of this shot makes the sheep so dominant in the frame,i like it!!

  • I was kneeling to get this angle, Lance. Getting down is OK, getting up again, that’s the problem. Girlies were behind me as the sheep approached, they came to just a few feet away & then sauntered off. The light was briefly quite good too, which helped.
    x

    – jesika

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