Thursday, 24 May 2012

Bleating Sheep on Air Force One

I was chatting with a visitor to Campbell’s Cottage - the night before he’d been watching Harrison Ford in Air Force One and was a bit disconcerted to hear bleating sheep on board. It’s that time of year when the sheep and their lambs are moved off the bottom fields to make way for the cattle. The lambs keep losing their mums and this is what it sounds like:

Mixed in with the sounds of the sheep are the calls of hungry tawny owlets. On these long summer days they start crying out for food long before it gets dark. This is what they look like in daylight:

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