|5x7 On Winslow Hill|
Most of the calves have been born by now. Each year a number of calves are captured to gather biological data, and the animals may be fitted with ear tags and in some cases radio collars. This program was still underway while we were there and we got to observe the team at a distance as they finished processing a calf at the Woodring Farm on Wednesday morning.
|Team Processes Calf While Cow Looks On At Woodring Farm|
I saw a lot of calves at times. As is my usual experience at this time of year, they were a bit on the shy side and it was hard to get good photos or video, but nonetheless I did get a few usable still photos. Both of the photos below were taken while I was standing watch from a parking lot beside a marshy area with ponds on Dewey Road, but they were taken on different mornings. In the first case elk were feeding near the site of the old Gilbert House and for whatever reason suddenly came running down the hill and across Rucki Road.
|Running For The Woods|
|Crossing The Wetlands|
The last photo of the day is of the 5x7, taken while he browsed on a multi-flora rose bush along Winslow Hill Road.
|Browsing On Multi-Flora Rose|
Originally published at Pennsylvania Wildlife Photographer by Willard Hill.