It is necessary to quietly walk round them all.
On this occasion there was a mystery lamb all on it's own. This is unusual as the mother usually stays close by.
A little bit of checking was done to try and find the missing mum.
Expectant ewes can appear interested in a lamb if they are close to lambing themselves.
We were unable to identify a mum so the lamb was brought back, given a bottle and given to another ewe with a single lamb to foster. The rest of the ewes are now in the shed where they can be monitored more easily and are in the dry.