A white face and big black ears! Looking for this little fellow was a challenge. He was hid in the tall grass and wasn’t going to move.
A new black baldy laying very still so he wouldn’t be discovered. Most cattle hide their new born calves for a couple of days or keep them away from the main herd until it is strong enough to interact.
Mom must be off eating and socializing with the rest of the herd.
Spotted by another cow, The newborn calf lays very still and motionless.
It could be a while before mom comes back to check on the calf. Until then, this is where he will stay waiting and not moving for hours.
A New Black Baldy was born on the farm today. Isn’t he pretty?! Black Baldy is a type of crossbreed beef cattle that is produced by crossing Hereford cattle with a solid black breed. A white face with a black body.
I have been trying for a long time to get a decent photo of one of the many Great Blue Heron here on the farm. These birds are so wild that you have to have a really good zoom lens to even get a good shot. I was pretty happy with these. I hope you enjoy.
The Great Blue Heron is the most widespread Heron in the United States. Not a very pretty bird with shaggy feathers.
They have long legs, wings, body and neck with a bill made for catching fish , frogs and other small animals from ponds, rivers and lakes.
They normally stab their prey with their sharp bill and swallow their meal whole.
The Great Blue Heron. One of the many wild birds protected by state and federal laws. However there are ways to protect your ponds and fish from these birds. Read about the many suggestions here. (IN.GOV.com)
At ten weeks old the former little gosling has grown up enough to try to fly. Each day it gets better and better and the distance it can fly gets further and further.
It’s white cheek strap or chin strap has become more prominent, and it’s head has turned black.
All of it’s beautiful feathers have came in and long black tail feathers are full and long.
The wing span is now over four feet.
I have so enjoyed watching this little goose grow and change everyday.
When the seasons start to change and you hear the sound overhead of geese flying south, the little goose may head south. Until that day I will continue to enjoy one of God’s special little birds – The Canadian Goose.