The Sheep are finally getting their winter coats removed, lucky for them it's not been that warm this year yet! It's impressive to watch these contract shearers at work, they can shear our whole flock in the time it would take me to do one sheep. It's was all I could do to remove and fold one fleece before the next was ready.
The ewes and lambs have been given a preventative for Fly Strike, a major problem in sheep if the fleece is damp for a prolonged period and the weather is warm. It will be important to check the sheep regularly and dag when required to keep them clean over the next few months. They'll be grazing on the confused flood whilst the Buffalo are occupied in the Reedbeds.
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Reserves Manager at the Kingfishers Bridge wetland creation project in Cambridgeshire.