Sunny spring weekend

On Saturday in nice weather I explored an upland site for adders (Vipera berus) and I was disappointed to only find three males, although one was a very nice individual. There had been evidence of a lot of disturbance at this site which I don’t visit very often due to the amount of people who go there to see the adders. However, we met a nice couple there who work closely with the adders in a way which is productive to the animals and their conservation. On Sunday in equally nice weather we did a nice walk in West Yorkshire, seeing the usual upland bird species and a few common lizards (Zootoca vivipara) enjoying the sunshine by the paths as the dog walkers walked by without noticing them.

Male adder (Vipera berus) (C) Matt Wilson

Male adder (Vipera berus) (C) Matt Wilson

Male adder (Vipera berus) (C) Matt Wilson

Male adder (Vipera berus) (C) Matt Wilson

Male adder (Vipera berus) (C) Matt Wilson

Male adder (Vipera berus) (C) Matt Wilson

Male adder (Vipera berus) (C) Matt Wilson

Male adder (Vipera berus) (C) Matt Wilson

Male adder (Vipera berus) (C) Matt Wilson

Male adder (Vipera berus) (C) Matt Wilson

Male adder (Vipera berus) (C) Matt Wilson

Male adder (Vipera berus) (C) Matt Wilson

Nice scenery on Sunday (C) Matt Wilson

Nice scenery on Sunday (C) Matt Wilson

Nicer when he's not been shot (C) Matt Wilson

Nicer when he’s not been shot (C) Matt Wilson

Common lizard (Zootoca vivipara) (C) Matt Wilson

Common lizard (Zootoca vivipara) (C) Matt Wilson

Common lizard (Zootoca vivipara) (C) Matt Wilson

Common lizard (Zootoca vivipara) (C) Matt Wilson

Ey up (C) Matt Wilson

Ey up (C) Matt Wilson

Little owls (Athene noctua) (C) Matt Wilson

Little owls (Athene noctua) (C) Matt Wilson

By Matt Wilson

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