A sunny day. A day that I had booked as leave. Awesome! Just needed to get my check up at the Dentists done and I was free to get out with my trusty camera..
Check up done, I was down on the seafront at Boscombe by 10am on the hunt for the wall lizards that thrive on the overcliffs. Within a few minutes I had seen several – they are not a native species, but I like them. Easy to find, and great for photo opportunities.
Onwards to Upton Heath, in search of more reptiles…
I soon had an early Sand lizard, basking in the sun, tucked away from the wind:
Next it was the turn of my prime target every Spring. I can relax in my quest when I have bagged my first Adder. It took until May a few years ago – that got really frustrating!
So, just two reptiles to go and I’ll have the full set for the year. Slow worm will be pretty easy, but I may have to wait a while for the first Smooth snake. Watch this space – that will certainly be an image of the day!