Monday, April 07, 2014

Springtime has Everyone Running and Leaping

Whether wild or domestic, after a long winter, Spring is SOMETHING TO GET EXCITED ABOUT!
 
UP UP and

Away!

 A pair of three week old heifer calves frolic in the warm sunshine.

Their pair-bond may not last long but hopefully they will remain on the farm for years to come as they are destined to replace some of the older brood cows in the current herd.

While the cattle must remain within the fences the deer cross over easily. 

And no matter whether the fence is three foot high or six foot they nearly always use minimal effort, barely clearing the top strand during their jump.
 


5 comments:

Arija said...

Fabulous in-flight shots of the deer! Great to see them all cavorting with a spring in their step.

Montanagirl said...

I like the jumping deer. For all the world, it looks like he isn't going to clear that fence - but he did! The calves are really cute too.

Lindsjö taxar said...

Hi Coy!
Amazing how they can jump.
We found one calf today on our dogwalk. It laid in the forrest quite far from the cow. We thought it was dead. Our dogs scared him. He ran back to the farm. THis is a cattle staying out all year and they have same behavior as deer. They hide and the cow can go away.

M/

bailey-road.com said...

Great shots of the action!

Naquillity said...

love those shots of the deer jumping the fence. they do it so easily... the snipe hunt below is one i remember my family teasing me over when growing up. love how you found a real snipe. it's such a beautiful bird. hope all is well. have a great day~