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arvensis
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Posted: 19 Mar 2011
Hi all,
      Went out today over to the Woolmer area to one of the sites I survey as I had a good feeling that I would find my first La of the year. so I went with my mate and fellow RAUK member Ophiucus. 

Couldn't ask for better weather and after a little bit of looking, found a adult male, shortly followed by a few others.   Will post some pics as soon as I've uploaded them. 

Also met a fellow surveyor(hello Jamel!) who obviously had the same idea as me. Also saw a few Zv's but no Vb's.

Mark
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arvensis
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Posted: 20 Mar 2011

I like the way this male blends in with the surrounding area:

Mark

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Gue Jam Fowsid
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Posted: 20 Mar 2011

Hi Mark,

Nice pics.  It was good to finally to meet you out on the heath.  I didn't see anymore La. 

Just FYI, tins 1 and 2 were still present.  See you around soon...

Cheers,

Jamel

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Ophiuchus
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Posted: 21 Mar 2011
It was nice to see my first sand lizards of the year,  and nice to meet a fellow herper.
Here are 2 of my best photos from that day.



How Arvensis managed to spot these is beyond me!

Ophiuchus *~*the serpent bearer*~*
dave fixx
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Posted: 22 Mar 2011
I agree great spotting ! ,so well hidden.
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AGILIS
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Posted: 23 Mar 2011
Good shots mark was that one green with cold keith

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JamesM
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Posted: 23 Mar 2011
Nice find!
arvensis
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Posted: 23 Mar 2011
It's a good site for Sandies and its nice to have some records for them for this year.   I imagine on the next trip there in possible 2 weeks time, weather dependant, there will be a few more sandies out.
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Ophiuchus
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Posted: 23 Mar 2011
Hopefully some Adders to!
Ophiuchus *~*the serpent bearer*~*
SteveA
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Posted: 27 Mar 2011

Hello,

I'm gonna claim first Sand lizards of year with 3 out on 23rd Feb

As we've had early emergence pretty regularly over last few seasons I've tended to start looking from early Feb and 23rd was a V warm day, though oddly didnt see any common 'til first week of March. Have others been out looking but not seen or are these sighting from first outing?

And (even better )the continued run of very fine weather here in Devon, has encouraged first sub adult Sandies (and commons) out and about today, along with what looks like first adult female.

Hopefully be able submit pics when camera charged up!

 

S


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