This is a photographic first for me but unfortunately I only got a couple of shots before it scurried off.
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.
Hi Adrian. Well done for getting any images of the Lizard. Never seen one in the UK.
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.
I think a lizard in Scotland has to be celebrated, and a photo even more so!
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.
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.
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.
What a good find, Adrian!ALOHA ComfortSpiral =^..^=
Many thanks Cloudia. I was like a dog with two tails.
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
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.
Fantastic to see Adrian...
I am happy with it Andrew.
Brilliant find Adrian. I'm green with envy now.
John had I been better organised I could have got more pictures of it.
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.
YP, I'll have a look for some this week.
Great photos. Now you have a new challenge to find these critters and get more photos. We have salamanders but no lizards
Red, it would be good to find more but unless they move they are very difficult to spot.
Well the shots you did get were great!
Monica, at least you can see it's a lizard.
But what a couple of shots!
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.
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!
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.
Those webs always contain tasty morsels.
I'll take your word for it.
In my ignorance I never thought that you had lizards over there.
John, three different sorts but one is legless.