To my disappointment, the field where I'd spotted him yesterday was empty. It's shearing time, so sheep are being gathered and moved from field to field. But on my way back, I thought I spotted a brown sheep and after exploring up a track I'd never ventured up before, I found not one brown lamb but a whole group of them.
This is a normal Welsh Badger Face lamb. Well, it's a half-grown sheep now, but it's one of this year's lambs.
This the dark version (apparently known as the Torwen -- white belly). It seems the lamb wasn't a one-off, there is a bunch of them and they are a rarer variant of the standard pattern. This might be our lamb with his mum.
This is not a good photo at all with regard to composition, but it shows very clearly how the dark version has the markings reversed, light becomes dark and dark light.
A nice little group of Badger-faced Sheep.
All right.... That was probably far more than most of you want to know about sheep. *g*
Anyway, the walk in search of brown sheep was 5 miles, plus the mile walked into town and back this morning gives me a total of 6 miles today. I am now well-exercised and feeling relaxed. Eating a bowl of tinned peaches and ice-cream on arriving back home probably hasn't helped the weight loss, but at least the fitness levels should improve if I can keep this up.