Sunday, 31 August 2008
Emerging from the heather
To show its size
Something different today when I was fortunate enough to get pictures of one of our reptiles the Common Lizard. It was I think the first one we have seen this year and not where I expected to see one, on the fence rail in front of one of the seats at Raptor View Point, Wykeham Forest.
A nice sunny morning early on it was getting quite misty by late morning spoiling possible sightings of raptors.
This was a quick visit before going home to strip the wallpapere off the longe, we are in the middle of a rewire!
Anyway the lizard appeared on the rail to the left of us out the top of the heather bush, it went back down the bush once before coming onto the rail again. I took some pictures at distance before moving nearer but I was surprised it did not move off as usually the slightest movement they detect and they are gone. Perhaps being on the fence rail helped.
I did think this lizard was one of the biggest we have seen.
There was a lot of grasses and grass heads between the lens and the lizard but it was nice to get pictures today before picking up the wallpaper scraper.