Local reptiles update

Since I came back from Greece I have been out and about a couple of times. Twice I visited my local population of Adders (Vipera berus) finding 14 females on one occasion. I also saw a number of new born Common lizards (Zootoca vivipara) and the usual adults at another site. The weather already feels cooler and within a month most of the reptiles will be thinking about hibernating.

As usual all adder photographs are taken with my 100-400mm lens at this time of year to avoid disturbance to the gravid females.

Adder (Vipera berus) (C) Matt Wilson

Adder (Vipera berus) (C) Matt Wilson

Adder (Vipera berus) (C) Matt Wilson

Adder (Vipera berus) (C) Matt Wilson

Adder (Vipera berus) (C) Matt Wilson

Adder (Vipera berus) (C) Matt Wilson

Adder (Vipera berus) (C) Matt Wilson

Adder (Vipera berus) (C) Matt Wilson

Adder (Vipera berus) (C) Matt Wilson

Adder (Vipera berus) (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

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

Common lizard (Zootoca vivipara) (C) Matt Wilson

Common lizard (Zootoca vivipara) (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

Kestrel (C) Matt Wilson

Kestrel (C) Matt Wilson

Cheeky weasel feeding on a dead rabbit (C) Matt Wilson

Cheeky weasel feeding on a dead rabbit (C) Matt Wilson

Cheeky weasel feeding on a dead rabbit (C) Matt Wilson

Cheeky weasel feeding on a dead rabbit (C) Matt Wilson

By Matt Wilson

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