Over the years I have been walking various dogs on one particular field. At this time of year we always stop to watch the lambs. This year is the first time I had noticed that they are numbered. Both lambs and ewes have numbers on them. I assume this is so the shepherd knows which lamb belongs with which ewe and can make sure they are being suckled properly. Maybe I had not noticed this in the past as the sheep are a fair distance away and the numbering only became noticeable when I checked the photographs. Also the numbers are only visible on the youngest lambs as they will soon become hidden as the wool starts to grow.
It looks to me as though there are three different ages of lambs in the field judging by their sizes and the thickness of the fleece. Also there are two different breed of sheep in the same field.
Come in number three it's time for your tea.
Just before we enter the field I can look across the flat fertile farm land which makes up the coastal strip of this part of Lincolnshire and see the wind farm near Mablethorpe several miles away. I think you either love them or hate them. Personally I think they are a magnificent sight and, unlike the even bigger communication mast, you can watch them in motion - see them actually doing something.
Blue Tit Nestbox Update
The Blue Tit made its usual visit to the nestbox yesterday and did a bit more clearing out. When it had gone it looked as though there are a few bits of moss in the bottom of the box. Things are look up for the nesting season.
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