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    Posted: 09 Jan 2008 at 4:27am
Just getting excited, thought i'd get this thread ready in preperation.
Only one month to go !

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On the starting blocks?!

I've just had a look in my pond as some people seem to start getting frogs and spawn in January. Nothing stirring here though.

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Unreal, I'll be able to post pics in this years Adder Pics thread!!

Will find adders hopefully during the school's Easter Holidays, and will be able to photograph them with my new S9600 I got for Christmas

I can't wait! 

Are Adders hard to photograph though, without getting close? All the other snakes I've photographed I've caught, to avoid them dashing off somewhere, all the snakes I've seen in the wild have taken me completley by surprise, and that my previous camera had only 3Xzoom.

Dan

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Dan, April will be awesome for photographing Adders, the males out mate-searching will hardly notice you if you keep reasonably still.

Last year I amused myself by watching where they were going, heading them off, and lying still; and they sometimes slide right over you on their way :P
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Today was good - for this time of year.  Saw 5 Zv basking(4 adults and 1 juv), and this fella:

First one of 2008 for me.

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Nice one Mark ! - Hants. side of the border?
Weather looked great today...as I watched it through my office window .
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Steve- It was fairly close to where I live in Eastleigh.  It looks like its going to be a nice day today but I have other things to do.

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Just back from a trawl across Frensham Common...not a sausage ! - Conditions were ideal.

It might take the warmth of the day to sink into the hibernacula, so maybe better luck tomorrow, if the weather is good.
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This could be my first post of 2008, so a big hello to all.

I saw my first Adder of the season this afternoon at Burnham Beeches.  It was perfect weather:  not a cloud in the sky all day.  I must admit, I hadn't expected to see one so early.  I had my camera ready, but this one was just too quick to snap.  I did, however, find a slow worm under a tin and might post this when I can get it together.

Is the season really underway already?
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Hello all

Looks like spring has started early.  A very bright day here in NE Hants and at noon temperature was 10 C, with no wind and 80% RH.  So I thought I'd visit my local adder site, just in case (in the last two years haven't seen Adders before March).  Signs on the way there were good - a Brimstone butterfly was on the wing and it was too warm for a fleece (both previous indicators for me that the first snakes of the year might be about).  Anyway to cut a long story short ... I found my first Adder of the year, in a known spring basking spot.  In fact I thought I recognised it and examination of the head scale pattern from the photo confirmed it was an individual I'd seen in exactly the same spot in both 2006 and 2007.  As a bonus, a few meters away was a Slow Worm coiled up in the open - I'll post that on a new thread.  Also seen today, apart from the Brimstone, were two Red Admirals and a Peacock butterfly on the wing.  I checked out the local Grass Snake site as well, but nothing stirring there.

 

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