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Re: Under Starters Orders...

Postby Evgeny Kotelevsky » Tue Mar 21, 2017 8:24 pm

Michal Szkudlarek wrote:Image
B. b. bufo male in water


Very nice photo! :)
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Re: Under Starters Orders...

Postby Michal Szkudlarek » Tue Mar 21, 2017 11:09 pm

Evgeny Kotelevsky wrote:
Michal Szkudlarek wrote:Image
B. b. bufo male in water


Very nice photo! :)

In my opinion that photo is too bright but ,nevertheless, thanks. This spring I would like to take photos of newts underwater in natural tanks.
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Re: Under Starters Orders...

Postby Alexandre Roux » Wed Mar 22, 2017 3:14 pm

I've got almost everything out excepted some colubrids these days.
Here's a sample of what I've seen and took the time to photograph:

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Bubo bubo

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Hyla arborea

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Triturus cristatus

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Vipera aspis

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Vipera aspis

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Bufo bufo

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Bombina variegata
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Re: Under Starters Orders...

Postby Bobby Bok » Wed Mar 22, 2017 5:53 pm

Fantastic shots again Alexandre, loving the bright yellow toes on the Triturus and the Eagle Owl shot :shock:
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Postby Aleksandar Simovic » Thu Mar 23, 2017 10:27 am

First female in 2017. (last Saturday)

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Re: Under Starters Orders...

Postby Michal Szkudlarek » Thu Mar 23, 2017 9:02 pm

Alexandre Roux wrote:Image
Triturus cristatus

It is a female, right?
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Postby Alexandre Roux » Fri Mar 24, 2017 9:41 am

That's a juvenile ;)
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Postby Bobby Bok » Sat Apr 01, 2017 7:02 pm

Today Laura and I went out with the amazing weather and spring was in full swing. Basking Sand Lizards and Slow Worms, mating (!) Grass Snakes and a pond full of Yellow-bellied Toads, Grass Frogs, Agile Frogs and Alpine Newts.

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Postby Daniel Kane » Sun Apr 02, 2017 8:22 pm

The first visit to a new site in greater London was a productive one - 11 adders in around an hour and a half. Even saw a nice dark male with white labials.

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Male adder in slough


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Dark adder


No sign of Zamenis as of yet, but with a few more warm days I imagine they'll start showing themselves, too.
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Postby Rob Andriessen » Sun Apr 02, 2017 10:21 pm

Last week I found this heap of grass snakes; I counted one female and 8 males. I have seen mating grass snakes before but never so many together. The males appeared to have a good time, I'm less sure about the female.
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