All Photos © Carl Corbidge no unauthorised use.
First Grass Snake Natrix natrix
First Slow Worm Anguis fragilis
Second Grass Snake
Viviparous Lizard Zootoca vivipara
Second Slow Worm
Smooth Newt Lissotriton vulgaris
Curlew Chick Numenius arquata
Last night I went to have a look at the introduced colony of Midwife Toads Alytes obstetricans. They were already calling at 9.30pm and as always are sometimes a little difficult to locate. Anyway I saw 3 and managed to catch 2 of them. The majority seemed to be calling from a garden about 5 houses away. Thanks to Alan again for letting me lose in his garden. My plan today was to try and find female adders I had a quick look but it was really windy and cold and so I decided to go to one of my better Slow Worm sites. I found a total of 11, including 6 under one piece of tin, along with a red spotted Common Toad Bufo bufo. Unusually I also a big female Slow Worm basking out in full view which isn't a common sight.