Everyone is showing pix of lambs at present. We have them here, but I thought you might like to see some of the other livestock on the island at present.
I went up to Stanger Head a couple of days ago to see if the puffins were back. Either they are not, or it was too early in the evening. (They spend the days at sea coming back to their burrows at night.) There were lots of fulmars in pairs on their ledges, and the pirates of the cliffs, the bonxies, or Great Skuas, are back patrolling the cliffs. But not a sight of a puffin.
Scottie loves these walks. Lots of clumps of long, coarse grass to roll in:
Coming back we passed the field with the Highland cows in it. And two very young calves. It was a beautiful, sunny day and the calves were lying sleepily while their mothers munched on the silage Martin puts in for them.
When I got out of the car, the calves looked at me for a bit before deciding they probably ought to go to their mothers. Highland cows are very protective mothers, but they have seen me many times before, and I keep my distance, keeping across the road from the fence. It was a very peaceful scene with loads and loads of the Ahh Factor: