I haven’t seen any adders yet although many people I know have seen them for several weeks in other areas of the country. A few nights ago there was a big movement of Common frogs (Rana temporaria), although it snowed only hours later. I didn’t see any newts or toads. Up on the tops I saw some nice Mountain hares (Lepus timidus) in their full winter coats and several local short-eared owls (Asio flammeus) have been showing well. One sat on a post very close to my car but whenever I stopped the car it would fly a few posts down albeit a very co-operate individual for this species. The roe deer (Capreolus capreolus) group who feed outside my apartment window most mornings have also been showing well.
My next post should feature some snakes 😉