LOCAL OBSERVATIONS 2006 - August
Sunday 27th August 2006
Objective: Psammodromus algirus, went out with a goal to observe and photograph this speedy species which is quite common. I went to a place where I used to find many and only seeing 1 adult with no photos, but just after I saw one, only he was dead on the road, I carried on looking and heard a scurry on the side of the road, I went over heard another scurry, but as I didn't see it I decided to move on, but something told me to stay a little longer, so I did, and there he was a nice big Psammodromus algirus:
Moving on I observed another scurry off of the road, and saw another just after, going for that one as he was still out into the open, and caught it...
Moving on to a more water rich place, I heard yet another scurry, but this time it was a larger lizard, after playing hide and seek for about 5 min. I got a glimpse and it turned out to be a female Lacerta bilineata. Not ar from there I overturned a piece of metal and found a Natrix maura:
Saturday 19th August 2006
Up early and out herping, not much about despite cooler morning sun, only a Psammodromus algirus:
Thursday 17th August 2006
Due to recent poor weather conditions, herps have not been seen as often as June or in spring, however today was a rarely not-so-windy day with nice temperatures. My first observation were Pelophylax and Natrix maura, without photos. and then I missed a large juvenile Malpolon monspessulanus, feeling down by that I carried on and hopped for another. More and more Pelophylax frogs were observed, and photographed this nice green coloured Pelophylax ridibundus, and spotting another Natrix maura this one was a very small juvenile.
The wind picked up and the sky became covered over and so I went home happy to have at least some photos for August...