I haven’t seen any slow worms (Anguis fragilis) so far this year and I had the best opportunity at a lowland site which is well managed and surveyed for this secretive reptile. Turning mats and pieces of tin put down for the lizards we found a total of 15 adults as well as a few common lizards. Many thanks to Mark Cozens once again for his expert guidance at the site. On Friday I also visited one of my adder (Vipera berus) site with two large females and two small males out and about as well as lots of day active common toads (Bufo bufo) migrating to their breeding ponds.
Back home and the male Tawny owl was calling to his female whose eggs should be close to hatching by now, this gave me the opportunity to go out and get some photos of the male as he was calling sat in a tree.
Greek island trip report will appear soon….