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phillip
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Posted: 04 Feb 2008

nearly time these fellow little creatures came out, so thought the post should be ready as we wil be.When is best to start looking?


arvensis
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Posted: 06 Feb 2008

The weather looked good today with only a mild breeze so I went to local site and came across my first one this year.

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phillip
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Posted: 06 Feb 2008

aww wow cool,is this down south?

which county?


arvensis
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Posted: 06 Feb 2008
Yeah, down south in Hampshire.
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Ray999
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Posted: 11 Feb 2008

Lovely weekend up here in sunny Blackpool the whole world and his dog came to have a look at this ferry that is stuck on the beach.

Checked out the sand dunes at Fleetwood on Saturday 09/02, air temp 9 degs sunny day no wind. Saw lots of hairy catapillers a few spiders, flies , a couple of ladybirds and one male common lizard , thats very early for this part of the world , he had lost his tail before going down for hibernation but this had obviously not had any adverse effects, sorry but didn't have my camera with me didn' expect to see anything. What was a little surprising was there were a few patches of sand close by that were quite warm to the touch but he would rarther bask on some dry grass, camoflage more important than a nice sun tan. 

 

Ray


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snakey
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Posted: 13 Feb 2008
two male common lizards spotted today on whitwell moor near sheffield at 1.35 pm, sorry no camera. air temp. a balmy 14c, almost unbelievable this far north in feb!!!
phillip
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Posted: 15 Feb 2008
cool.im going to start looking soon.wales next month,wil they be in normal places then or round hibernation sites?
Suzi
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Posted: 15 Feb 2008
My son saw a common lizard on Skiddaw in Cumbria on Monday. He's been wandering the hills in the Lake District this week in shorts and has come back with a suntan!
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Posted: 16 Feb 2008
well went out this morning around my are in camberley, surrey saw about 10 different common lizards pics below (hopefully)
Peter Vaughan
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Posted: 16 Feb 2008

I saw my first Common Lizard of the year this afternoon, in full sun but only 6C temperature.  It was basking at the base of a tree stump, amongst some litchen.  It had a distinctly greenish body, browner head and brown tail (regrown?). 

Peter

 

 

 


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phillip
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Posted: 18 Feb 2008
what country was that?
Peter Vaughan
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Posted: 18 Feb 2008

Hello Phillip

England - north east Hampshire. 


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Posted: 19 Feb 2008

couple more commons today on whitwell moor, 9 degrees c.

 


snakey
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Posted: 19 Feb 2008
p.s. sorry about image size
frogworlduk
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Posted: 19 Feb 2008
looking good nice photos out tomoz hopefully have some more up tomoz night
Suzi
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Posted: 19 Feb 2008
Nice lizard pix. The top one seems quite green. Possibly more so in the flesh than appears on the pic.
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snakey
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Posted: 20 Feb 2008
at least half of the males on whitwell moor have a greenish hue in my experience, some of them very green indeed. this weekend promises some much milder conditions up here with good sunny spells so i may pay the moors another visit
herpetologic2
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Posted: 20 Feb 2008

Send in the records!

RAUK has a recording form as do NARRS

 

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tim hamlett
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Posted: 27 Feb 2008

before i found this site, if someone had told me that one day soon i'd be photographing british lizards, in north staffordshire, in february i'd have thought they were nuts!!!

the third pic was taken while i was being dry-humped by a passing st bernard, which is why it isn't as good as it should be! the owner was very apologetic.

tim


Danial
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Posted: 28 Feb 2008

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