Sunday, August 1, 2021

Red-billed Queleas, Cool Cows and Cute Calves

Good morning dear Blogger friends. The days are mild although we start the mornings with minus degrees. As always, when I have finished at the farm office, the first thing I do at home is change into my old walking shoes As I place my camera around my neck, it causes great excitement in Skabby: a  challenge to leash him up; finally we head off onto the farm road for our daily walk.

Even as I type this post, I hear a loud bird chorus (posted below) in the garden. 

Red-billed Quelea

At the dam yesterday, Skabby was a bit reluctant to jump into the dam. There were several cows in "his space". He did eventually go in. 

I zoomed in on a cow drinking...

And I zoomed out to the cow throwing a great reflection
On the opposite bank another cow was drinking 
And I zoomed IN on her! 

Recently a cow calved and I was fascinated how EXACTLY like Momma the calf was

These calves are separated from their moms but the smaller one (featured with Momma above) waits at the farm entrance ...

...for when Mom returns to be milked and the calf manages a sneak drink....

I'm linking to Saturday Critters with Eileen here



  1. Hello Jo,
    I love all the cows, they have the sweetest faces. The calves are so cute too.
    What a great sighting of the Red-billed Quelea, there are a lot of them there eating off the ground and on the fence. Great collection of photos. Thank you for linking up and sharing your critter post. Take care and have a great day! I wish you a happy new week!

  2. Those cows are so precious. I love the baby in fact I love all of them and the Beautiful photos

  3. Good to see you getting out for walks.

  4. Great to 'see you' ~ been awhile ~ awesome critter photos ~ great cows ~ Xo

    Wishing you good health, laughter and love in your days,

    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

  5. The calves are so precious! I love them!

  6. Hello :=)

    Such lovely farm animals. I also have cows on my farm. They are mild creatures, and their calves are cute. Great selection of photos including the Red billed Queleia birds which is a new bird for me.

  7. Hello Jo,
    Wow, that is a large group of birds, I can imagine all them singing together. The cows are beautiful critters too. Great photos. Sorry, I was away for a week and I am late visiting. Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Take care, have a happy new week ! PS, thanks for leaving me a comment.


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