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kevinb
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Posted: 08 Mar 2011

Finally a day off and the sun is shining, I grabbed a couple of cameras and drove south for an hour arriving at the site at 11:00 with a temperature of 7 degrees C. Unfortunately just before I arrived a party of children had turned up and were now running through the places that I wanted to check, I limited myself to gently swearing under my breath. I walked slowly around the site and soon found the object of my search, my first Adder of the year.

 

 

 

I carried on around the site checking all the places where I had previously seen them but with no luck so turned back towards the car.I thought there is no use walking along the track so climbed the bank and checked amongst the bushes soon spotting another pair sunning themselves.

 

 

 


st rick
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Posted: 09 Mar 2011
Well done Kevin, the first Adder of the season is always
reassuring. Rick
dave fixx
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Posted: 10 Mar 2011
Nice one Kevin,still waiting for mine,always see adders first but after an early slow worm and common lizard,still waiting.Nice pics as well.
Dave Williams
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dave fixx
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Posted: 11 Mar 2011

One of four we found today,it was so cold,poor conditions really and a new site for me as well so really chuffed.

Dave Williams
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GemmaJF
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Posted: 12 Mar 2011
3rd one down Kev, great shot of a flattened adder, we saw this in the early overcast this morning before they spread out a bit and took up different postures.

Nice find Dave, must go do a new site this year too, I'm getting into the habit of just going where I know I'll see animals, always good to see them but at a new to you site, is always a good day. Things sure seem a bit delayed on the adder front this year. (or maybe they are just back to normal after a proper winter!)

Gemma Fairchild, Independent Ecological Consultant
Robert V
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Posted: 12 Mar 2011
My first of the year at the deer sanctuary
RobV
dave fixx
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Posted: 12 Mar 2011
Now thats what I call an id shot Rob.
Dave Williams
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Robert V
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Posted: 12 Mar 2011

Hi Dave, yeah, I was thinking that about this years batch, might try to get decent close up overheads so I can see if I've seen them before.

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RobV
sussexecology
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Posted: 13 Mar 2011

Very nice pics

Thanks for posting them

Like Rob's recent one too. Nice one Rob





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