Friday, 26 June 2015

Sunbathing Reptiles.





The boardwalk at Thursley Common is a great place to view a variety of wildlife and even to sunbathe ... that is if you are a reptile. 


On the same day that I spent some time with a pair of Teal and the fast flying Hobby (see link above) I also enjoyed getting close views of a few of the numerous Common Lizards that love to soak up the suns rays on the edge of the boardwalk.






By treading very quietly these creatures can be very accommodating but conversely if, like many visitors, you don't look where you are stepping they will immediately dive for cover. 




This one (above) was very alert ... just one click of the shutter and it immediately turned its head to see who or what might be intruding its space.


Dull brown is the typical colouring although it may be tinged red, yellow, grey or green but there is always the dark black stripe that differentiates it from the Sand Lizard that is also found on the sandy heath close by.

Linking to Saturday's Critters, Macro Monday 2 and Nature Notes.

19 comments:

  1. Fantastic images of these creatures. Frank

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  2. Cool series on the lizard. How big do they grow? Love the closeups, great shots! Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Have a happy weekend!

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  3. You have captured them beautifully in your photos.

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  4. they are cute little fellows.

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  5. Now that is something I'd like to see and photograph. Great shots.

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  6. Aww! scary & beautiful

    xoxo, Juliana | PJ’ Happies :)

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  7. Very nice! I was thinking "common lizard," but what is his name? And that's it, Zootoca vivipara.
    ~

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  8. Beautiful close-up shots! Our lizards here are scared to death of us, and run for cover at the slightest movement. :-)

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  9. A great close-up look at this cool lizard.

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  10. Beautiful shots of the cute lizards!

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  11. These guys are far too fast to get much of a photo around our place - you did a nice job capturing them!
    Thank you for sharing at http://image-in-ing.blogspot.com/2015/06/falling-water.html

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  12. Interesting lizards. I love the focus of our photos.

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  13. I love lizards. You captured him beautifully.

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  14. Great Photos. Either you're quick or it sensed a friend.

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  15. Hi Y'all!

    Oh love the expression when he turns and looks at "the space invader".

    Y'all come on by,
    Hawk aka BrownDog

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  16. This is such a cool series of shots. Maybe it was enjoying the sunshine too much to dive for cover :)

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  17. What cool shots! I love herps - especially seeing the different species that are common sightings in different areas!

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  18. I too love helps and wish I could see them more often here. Cute little guy too.... Michelle

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