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Hi Mark,

be careful with 12 being the hottest part of the day, if you ment 12 British Summer Time, it was only 11 GMT, still within the morning 'window' when you can expect to record animals under refugia. Roughly from 8.30 - 11 GMT in the morning 2-4.30 GMT afternoons - though it varies with the weather, the site, placement of refugia etc etc etc, you'll find though that visiting around these times can optimise sightings.

I wouldn't place refugia on an area which I knew was used by an individual for basking, it's usually more important to go for a good vegetation layer under the refugia than anything else. But do make use of features such a brambles, placing the tins on the south side is often good.

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