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will
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Posted: 21 Feb 2009
It's all very well making a fuss about the first adders, but don't forget us too !  (these ones from a site in west Herts today)




Vicar
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Posted: 21 Feb 2009
Yep, Vivs were out and about in Surrey also!



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tim hamlett
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Posted: 21 Feb 2009

nice one guys.

we were all set for our first trip of the year but it didn't get above 7 degrees here in stoke and the cloud didn't break until around 3.00pm, by which time it was too late.

tim


arvensis
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Posted: 21 Feb 2009
Saw 2 Zv today, a adult male and a u/s juvenile and managed to get a couple of nice pics.    Was expecting to see an Adder or two at the same site but despite the weather seeming perfect, none were seen.

Also saw my first Slowwie of the year yesterday in a compost bin - I don't recall seeing one in February before.

Mark

Hampshire Amphibian and Reptile Group.
Chris Monk
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Posted: 21 Feb 2009
Sorry Will, perhaps I should have said we saw a grand total of one lizard today as well as the 24 adders!

Chris
Derbyshire Amphibian & Reptile Group
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will
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Posted: 22 Feb 2009
Nice one Chris - let's hope that's not the true predator-prey ratio !
Suzi
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Posted: 22 Feb 2009

Ah Mark you beat me to it with the first slowie! As it had been sunny for a few hours this morning here in East Devon I had a look in my compost bin. There was one very sluggish adult lying under the black plastic but no others. A surprise really as I never see them until March normally. About the first week in March usually.


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Suzi
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Posted: 28 Feb 2009
After a dull start the sun finally came out here in E. Devon so after an hour I had a look for slowies in the compost heap. One large one whipped off pretty quickly but a last summer's young was a bit more sluggish. Seems like March is going to be the time for seeing them in double figures.
Suz
Peter Vaughan
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Posted: 01 Mar 2009

I saw a Slow Worm out on the surface at my local site today.


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will
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Posted: 01 Mar 2009
Nice blue-spotted male by the looks of him
Ray999
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Posted: 06 Mar 2009

First sightings this year in Blackpool 1 male and a young female , Air temp only 6 degs nice sunny morning about 3 weeks later than last year.

 

Ray


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tim hamlett
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Posted: 06 Mar 2009

hi ray

saw my first couple today as well:

tim


Chris Monk
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Posted: 15 Mar 2009
Quite a lot about today on the moors during our adder field trip. Up to now had only seen the odd one or at most two in a day but they were starting to appear in reasonable numbers in the sunshine - though still vastly outnumbered by the number of adders seen (42). Although some were very quick to disappear several stayed still enough for people to photograph.
Chris
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tim hamlett
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Posted: 24 Mar 2009

quite a few common lizards out this lunch time despite a cold wind. several precariously close to basking adders!

 

cheers

tim


tim hamlett
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Posted: 29 Mar 2009

managed to get the whole family out for a bit of reptile spotting this morning.

cheers

tim


tim hamlett
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Posted: 06 Apr 2009

hi

this lizard was an amazing green/turquoise colour when i first saw it. however, it must have been the light conditions or something because it looks brown in the pic. has anyone else ever had this? still a beautiful thing though...shame about the tail!

cheers

tim


AGILIS
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Posted: 07 Apr 2009
good pics Tim bet they werent in a hurry to leave your warm handskeith
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