May male adders

Having sloughed a couple of weeks ago, the male adders were looking in good shape. They were interacting and even started to combat, something I’ve never seen before despite so much adder watching.

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By Matt Wilson

Spring?

There is no denying it, this “spring” has been truly awful. This day last year I watched mating adders at 7am as by 9am it would be too hot for them to even be out. Not this year, you’d be lucky to see any of the females out in the middle of the day with the temperatures and weather we’ve had this April. So therefore I do not have any nice reptile photos to share. The weather has not hindered the bird life so far and to compensate I’ve added a few photos below taken over the past weeks. For more local wildlife photos see my 2016 album.

In a month’s time I will head to Slovakia, where I will do some family time stuff combined with herping. There is a plan for a summer trip to Morocco between myself, Carl and the Dutch lad Gerjan Verspui. That’s because we love walking around in 45 degree heat 😉

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By Matt Wilson