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    Posted: 04 Jun 2017 at 8:26pm
Had a great day out on Friday at the local RSPB reserve, saw a stoat carrying a rabbit, Marsh Harrier being mobbed by Lapwings, plenty of Cuckoos, loads of great big, fat, hairy caterpillars, and a Grass Snake which unfortunately got away before I managed to get a camera out!

The local Common Lizards were out in force with plenty of different groups enjoying the hot weather - as always, sorry about the poor quality photos but a phone is all we ever have to hand!





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Hi Chubst the right hand one looks a bit green like a wall Liz keith
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Iowarth Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 07 Jun 2017 at 5:25pm
Apart from the hint of green, the "solidity" of the markings for want of a better way to put it is unusual and very lovely.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Liz Heard Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 16 Jun 2017 at 1:28am
Agree. Nice pics and that right hand one has beautifully bold markings! Don't recall seeing one like that before; thanks for posting!
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote chubsta Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 17 Jun 2017 at 3:37pm
So is the consensus that the green one is an unusually coloured Common lizard or could it be something else? We go to Dungeness very regularly and haven't taken much notice of the lizards as they are so common but will try to get more shots of any unusual ones if it is considered worthwhile.
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It's a common lizard. The head and the markings are wrong for a wall lizard.
 
In addition it's not in typical wall lizard habitat and it's associating closely with common lizards. 
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Neither the habitat nor the association with wall lizards would rule it out. Our local thriving wall lizard population thrives in atypical (and even more unsuitable) habitat while wall and common lizards can be seen associating with common lizards at, for example, Boscombe.
Nevertheless it is definitely not a wall lizard - as stated, head shape etc are completely wrong.
There are one or two other lacertid species which it resembles but are almost unknown in the UK even in captivity so i would say it is simply an unusually marked (but not unusually coloured) common lizard.
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Cheers guys, I will certainly keep an eye open for more of a similar type, will be interesting to see if that individual is a one-off or whether the markings are common in the area.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Tom Omlette Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 18 Jun 2017 at 9:04pm
not a great pic but here's a similarly marked north staffs viv from a few years ago.



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