Adders slowly adding up..

After another full day in the field with mixed weather I found the same five male adders (Vipera berus) as in the previous post. But in the end I managed to find a sixth specimen, a beautiful large male which turned out to be a completely new specimen to me. It was found in an area where I found a cast skin last summer, but had never seen a snake there. Great! In a nearby woodland several Tawny owls (Strix aluco) were calling during the daytime, and I saw numerous Ravens (Corvus corax) however sadly I couldn’t get a second look at the Goshawk (Accipter gentilis) I saw a few weeks ago soaring over the area. I also disturbed several Woodcock (Scolopax rusticola) as I was walking through the vegetation.

Adder (Vipera berus) (C) Matt Wilson

Adder (Vipera berus) (C) Matt Wilson

Adder (Vipera berus) (C) Matt Wilson

Adder (Vipera berus) (C) Matt Wilson

A new Adder (Vipera berus) for me! (C) Matt Wilson

A small, ever present male Adder (Vipera berus) (C) Matt Wilson

Adder (Vipera berus) (C) Matt Wilson

 

 

By Matt Wilson

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