Adders and Little owls (Updated)

Today I went out searching with David Nixon, first to an adder site where it was business as usual with eight females observed, six of which were clearly gravid. At a different site, two Little owls (Athene noctua), an adult and a fledgling were showing well as were a family of Sparrowhawks (Accipter nisus) in a plantation with at least four youngsters seen. Unfortunately they moved from tree to tree too quickly for me to get any photographs.

I have also updated the local species page to incorporate field work outings from 2014 as well as a more extensive photo gallery.

Female adder (Vipera berus) (C) Matt Wilson

Female adder (Vipera berus) (C) Matt Wilson

Female adder (Vipera berus) (C) Matt Wilson

Female adder (Vipera berus) (C) Matt Wilson

Female adder (Vipera berus) (C) Matt Wilson

Female adder (Vipera berus) (C) Matt Wilson

Female adder (Vipera berus) (C) Matt Wilson

Female adder (Vipera berus) (C) Matt Wilson

Little owl (Athene noctua) (C) Matt Wilson

Little owl (Athene noctua) (C) Matt Wilson

Little owl (Athene noctua) (C) Matt Wilson

Little owl (Athene noctua) (C) Matt Wilson

Little owl (Athene noctua) (C) Matt Wilson

Little owl (Athene noctua) (C) Matt Wilson

By Matt Wilson

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