Thursday, March 31, 2016
Posted by Mike Weedon at 9:25 AM
Monday, March 21, 2016
Went reptile watching again this weekend, when the sun came out to play at lunchtime, with the rest of the family. We recorded: Grass Snake,3, Adder,2, including one of autumn's tiddlers (plus 2 probables rustling away), Slow Worm, 1, Common Lizard, 6. At another site, Ed and I saw the same males as the previous weekend.A very heavily marked male AdderA small baby Adder (born in the autumn), possibly male, judging by colour compared to the autumn babiesBasking male AdderBee-flyCommon LizardThis sign amused us...
Posted by Mike Weedon at 11:32 AM
Friday, March 18, 2016
The male of this pair had a few primaries missing on its right wing. The unusual truncation and asymmetry suggest perhaps it had been shot, which is disturbing. At least it should be easily picked out in the field, in flight, for a while, at least...
Posted by Mike Weedon at 2:58 PM
Monday, March 14, 2016
Went to a couple of sites near Peterborough, yesterday, in the glorious sun, where I saw five male Adders(split one and four), newly out of hibernation. Each has its own distinct pattern, which should help identify them as the season continues, giving more accurate ideas of true populations at the sites. Also, I will compare them to last year's photos for comparison.This fellow with the rude tongue has distinctly cloudy eyes, suggesting he is very soon going to slough.
Posted by Mike Weedon at 2:37 PM