Unusual Animals In Wiltshire Fields #10
It isn't uncommon to see sheep grazing on Silbury Hill but I hadn't seen a flock of black sheep there before - in fact I'm not sure I've seen a whole flock of them before at all.
They were all scattered about on the hill when we arrived, but as we walked up to the gate a large contingency of them came swarming over to greet us.
I've chosen this for the blip as I wanted Silbury Hill to be recognisable as well as to show the boldest of the greeting committee.
Edit: Research reveals that these are Black Welsh Mountain sheep, a rare breed. There are about 9,000 of these in the world, so this now becomes one of my Unusual Animals In Wiltshire Fields series.
Consecutive Blip #019
Do You Have More Grass?
Alpha Female #1
Alpha Female #2
Horned Sheep Close-up
Black Sheep On Silbury Hill (Flickr set)
Lenses: 17-70mm Pentax, 70-300mm Sigma
Unusual Animals In Wiltshire Fields series
Silbury Hill series
One year ago: Sutton Park
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