Thursday, 5 September 2013

Herpetofauna ~ Common Lizard at Wicken Fen


We were walking along the boardwalk at Wicken Fen a few days ago ... when a tiny face popped up between the slats ...



... and looked in our direction. It was a Common Lizard, and perhaps the smallest I have ever seen.



Some minutes later a second lizard (the one in the photos immediately above and below this piece of text) raised its head above 'the parapet', and seemed less concerned about our presence than the first one.




We have had quite a good summer for reptile sightings ... four Common Lizards, one Adder ... and (for David) a Grass Snake. Sadly I have not seen any amphibians to date this year.
The Smock Windpump at Wicken Fen

4 comments:

eileeninmd said...

How cute, lizards are cool. I love the shots of the lizard peeking up. Great shots! Have a happy weekend!

Em Parkinson said...

I've only seen one lizard and one Adder this year - a terrible haul. Beautiful pictures Caroline....very envious!

Crafty Green Poet said...

That lizard is adorable! I've not seen any reptiles this year.

Naquillity said...

that's to cute the lizard popping its head up between the cracks. we've seen a snake skin that was left behind but no snakes to photograph this year. love that windmill. have a great day~