Rising temperatures after a cloudy morning meant it was a good time to look for a few lizards around the frontal dunes at Ainsdale this afternoon after work.
A fair few Common Lizards about, basking on exposed bits of wood, with a pleasing number of youngsters and one striking adult.
They're fairly easy to watch as they sit out in the open and allow close approach if you're careful, but better still was a nice big fat female (I think) Sand Lizard which moved slowly through the vegetation, it's tongue flicking out to taste the air as I tried to get a few pix of it through the marram stems.
This proved rather tricky.
Never mind, nice to spend a bit of time with one - the first chance I've had this year.
Bigger than Commons, they look really cool, a superb dune resident, and relax, these days I am an (ahem) "accredited agent" allowed to approach and handle 'em if necessary, although I left this one in peace.
So no lizards were harmed during the making of this blog.
Eyes to the skies everyone, eyes to the skies...