On Sunday I had another short search for Adders (Vipera berus), and again it was rather hot weather for April! Firstly, at the edge of a small stream a group of walkers were looking down into the water, when I went over I realized they were watching a large male adder swimming across the stream and it eventually ended up hiding inside the bordering stone wall. Minutes later I found a tiny, baby adder basking on a rock and after another short search I found a very active male climbing a hillside, it started hissing at me before I even approached it for photographs. I also came across a freshly shed skin of a smaller, male adder.
In addition, field colleague Carl Corbidge now has his own wildlife blog: Yorkshire field herping and wildlife photography