In addition to the sheep at Heathfield Ecology Centre , there are now 3 sheep at the adjacent Heathfield Farm. This is unusual as the farm is renowned for its horse riding and its instructors and pupils are a common sight in the area. To my knowledge there is no known sport of sheep -riding, but perhaps they are there to attract the younger clientele to the stables!
Of course the friendliest sheep is still Sam from the Ecology Centre , he was particularly inquisitive when visited recently as you can tell from the photograph. The heron from the nearby pond at Bramley Bank was also in attendance, but hidden behind Sam he quickly fled the scene before any camera could be produced.
In the cold weather the horses at Heathfield farm were suitably attired to ensure they remained warm and they were joined by the mysterious heron who again remained out of view of the camera lens.