Saturday, February 27, 2010
After an unsuccessful hunt for Bank Voles at Duck End Nature Reserve, and with the sun shining, I decided to pop over to Maulden Heath for my first visit of the year in the hope of catching up with an early Adder. Steve Cham had spotted one earlier in the week. I was really pleased to find this large male - he doesn't look much at the moment, especially covered in mud but, when he sloughs in a few weeks time, he'll be a very striking black and white individual. Later I met Roy, who had earlier found two more male Adders at the other end of the Heath, but with clouds now filling the skies and a cold wind blowing, they had gone by the time I arrived!