Tuesday, 15 March 2011
Tuesday 15th March 2011
A sunny day, the car at my disposal and thoughts of some of fantastic Adder sightings posted recently by fellow bloggers The Tortoise Man and Greenie had me thinking I might go looking for reptiles at lunchtime. I've been off patch quite a lot recently but as Paul's (The Tortoise Man) patch abuts mine it seemed silly not to take a lunchtime trespass to see what was about. Fifteen minutes in and with a bank of fog developing I'd only managed to find Blue, Great and Coal Tits - no snakes! However salvation came in the shape of a Paul, crounching, camera poised at the edge of a wooded path. He was locked onto a Lizard, his second of the day - and told me he'd also just seen an Adder.
Selfless to the last he not only retraced his steps and relocated the Adder for me but also pulled a magnificent-looking Grass Snake out the bag (metaphorically of course!). Excellent finds Paul, and great to catch up with you at long last.
Walking back to the car a pair of Nuthatches flitted and called in the tree tops, but a scan of some promising looking paddocks failed to turn up any migrants, but I know they're on their way ;-)