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I live in a camper van with a couple of West Highland Terriers for company.
My passion is photography but it is a work in progress.
I am always willing to share what knowledge I have and can be contacted through the comments on this post or e-mail ADRIAN
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Monday, 7 September 2015

A GOOD FIND. (07/09/15)

This is a photographic first for me but unfortunately I only got a couple of shots before it scurried off._MG_1996

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This is a Common Lizard. Lacerta vivipara. I think this is a male but am not sure. It looks as if it has been raiding cobwebs for it’s lunch.

It made my day, it’s a beautiful little creature.

28 comments:

  1. Hi Adrian. Well done for getting any images of the Lizard. Never seen one in the UK.

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    1. Margaret, I do see them but could do with another pair of hands to pen them in for a picture. They are fast when they are warm.

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  2. I think a lizard in Scotland has to be celebrated, and a photo even more so!

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    1. Frances, we get Adders here and slow worms but this is the first Lizard I've seen. Where ther is one there must be several more. I have never seen a Grass Snake further north than Whitby.

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  3. Great find, we get them in woodlands in Northamptonshire but I'm too slow for them if I could be bothered to get up early enough I'm sure I could catch them before they got to fast.

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    1. Douglas, I am amazed by people that can find butterflies, dragonflies, or anything asleep. I see them move and try and coral them. Some years ago I tried to grab one and it's tail fell off. I am very careful with them now.

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  4. What a good find, Adrian!


    ALOHA
    ComfortSpiral
    =^..^=

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    1. Many thanks Cloudia. I was like a dog with two tails.

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  5. We see a lot of these Lizards here in the forest, but they not that easy to spot .You have done well to get these photos.

    peter

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    1. Peter, yes I was very lucky. Trying to shoot one handed and using the other to keep it out of the vegetation. Thrilled with the snap.

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  6. Brilliant find Adrian. I'm green with envy now.

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    1. John had I been better organised I could have got more pictures of it.

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  7. Wonderful! Do you do requests Adrian? I would like to see some close ups of woodlice. They are such ancient and such widespread human companions. They seem to get everywhere and I believe there are thirty five different species of woodlice in Great Britain.

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    1. YP, I'll have a look for some this week.

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  8. Great photos. Now you have a new challenge to find these critters and get more photos. We have salamanders but no lizards

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    1. Red, it would be good to find more but unless they move they are very difficult to spot.

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  9. Well the shots you did get were great!

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    1. Monica, at least you can see it's a lizard.

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    1. Thanks Graham, I found it again this morning and popped it in a tupperware box but it was very agitated so I let it go after another two clicks.

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  11. A very good find, indeed, Adrian. Pretty good photographic results too, for such a brief encounter! It's been a couple of years since I've seen a lizard, and I guess it's even harder to find one in the frozen wastes of Scotland!

    Congratulations!

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    1. Richard, I wish i could have contained it for half an hour but I'm very wary of bullying them and being left with half a tail. Just luck to find it. I have found adders here but not for a few years.

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  12. Those webs always contain tasty morsels.

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  13. In my ignorance I never thought that you had lizards over there.

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    1. John, three different sorts but one is legless.

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