Crossbill © Carl Corbidge
Above and Below Male Adder © Carl Corbidge
Back to my side of the Pennines today and with a sunny start to the day I was at one of my Adder sites at 10am ish. I quickly found 2 including a regular blue male which scarpered as soon as my shadow crossed him, (but he was back out 10 mins later) another male was tucked well in. More surprising was a confiding male Viviparous Lizard Zootoca vivipara, in the same spot as a confiding male from last year. I found a further 3 male adders, the clouds then dropped and the temperature dropped considerably and the snakes gradually retired back into their hiding places.
Viviparous Lizard © Carl Corbidge
Male no 1 © Carl Corbidge
Male no 2 © Carl Corbidge
Male no 3 © Carl Corbidge
Saw first lizzards of the year in Kent today, 4 altogether.