Animal Photographic Gallery

This will just be a gallery of photographs that I have been lucky enough to capture in and around Salisbury Plain and on my journeys further afield.

 

I plan to update it periodically with new photographs.  They do say 'never work with animals or children'!

Escapees - 13.05.19

 

Whilst out on the Plain I came across these little escapees!  Grass is always greener on the other side, especially if it has been cut just for you and you have a whole field to yourself!!

 

Highland Cattle - 26.03.19


I found these highland cattle on Sidbury Hill, Salisbury Plain.  


The calves are less than a day old.  They can be already seen running around, altough a little wobbly but very inquisitive.


Yes I do get very close to these animals and have done for sometime, thanks to the local farmer, for his co operation, but although they look very cuddly, they are well guarded by the parents who have fearsome horns.


The cattle are in a fenced SSSI area.  Dog walkers etc are asked to remember, that bylaws do apply and animals should be given a wide birth while they have their young with them. 

 

Sheep and Lambs in Chitterne - 02.03.19


I took these photographs of ewes with their lambs in Chitterne.  Among all of them was a very distinctive ewe with her lamb, which I have since found out is a Kerry Hill ewe.  She is the one with black eyes and knees!!


The Kerry Hill hail from the village of Kerry, in Wales. They are a very distinctive breed, with unique colourings. They have a white face, with black markings around their mouths, eyes and ears!  The breed is a completely polled breed, while they have white wool.  Their legs are also white, with black markings. 


They are a sturdy breed, medium sized, with ewes weighing up to 65kgs and rams slightly heavier. The average fleece of this breed weighs, 2.75kgs.  They have a brilliant lambing percentage, sometimes up to 175%.  Lambs have an excellent growth rate, due to the high quality of the ewe's milk. 


Lambs can reach up to 16kgs at 12 to 14 weeks old!  The Kerry hill sheep are the king of the mountains of Wales and they are beautiful to look at too!

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dcrh@supanet.com

 

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  • Sarah Mitchell (Wednesday, September 11 19 10:31 pm BST)

    Hi there is a wonderful picture you took of a dear friend of mine on his journey to the gdsf this year. It is in the western daily press dated 22/08/19 Carl Brown roading the Marshall to gdsf. I cannot locate this picture on any website to purchase and was hoping i could purchase through yourself many thanks Sarah

  • John Baines (Friday, April 05 19 03:45 pm BST)

    Have you any photogaphs of James & Crockerills yard in Durrington? Their MD Peter Barber owned the Burrell Scenic Road loco 'Prince of Wales@ and other engines including Burrell roller 'Daffodil'

  • Zoe Read (Saturday, March 02 19 07:08 pm GMT)

    I see you already have dates for this one but I wondered if you would consider adding Purbeck Rally to your event list?
    9th -11th August
    worgret road, wareham, dorset, BH20 6AB
    Raising funds for Forest Holme Hospice Charity & other local causes.

  • Andrew Gray (Wednesday, February 20 19 07:55 pm GMT)

    Is that Mr Dimmer and the train made at Durrington Sec Modern, I started there 1963 and left 1968. Mr Dimmer (Regg) was such a great teacher. Wonderful set of images to treasure. p.s we met today at the Boscombe Down Tornado fly past.

  • Jamie (Saturday, September 01 18 01:39 am BST)

    Hi!

    I am Jamie. One of the coalomen from last weeks steam fair. I know you mentioned taking lots of photos of us and it would be lovely to see them. Please get back to me when you can with prices ect i will most certainly purchase a few! In the meantime i will admire wgat you have on your page here already, hope you enjoyed the show! Speak soon

    Regards
    Jamie

  • Don Russell (Friday, August 17 18 08:51 am BST)

    Hullo, found your site when looking for GDSF info. I was wondering if you had any information regarding engines travelling to the GDSF. I read engines will be raising money for cancer on there journey but I cannot find any info regarding route and timings.Thanks

  • Brian Moore (Saturday, August 04 18 12:40 pm BST)

    Thanks David: Brian

  • Peter Freeman (Thursday, May 10 18 09:56 pm BST)

    Fantastic site, easy to read and great pics! Keep up the good work.

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