So, with the nice weather over the last few days I decided to make the most of it and head out to Thursley Common in Surrey. This is one of the best places in the country to see some of our native reptile species, especially Adder and the Common Lizard.
So I set off in search of my quarry, firstly heading to the boardwalks in search of the basking lizards. Within moments I had spotted my first subject, although I quickly learnt that they can be quite wary if you lower yourself to their level. I eventually worked out that if you start a way off at their level and crawl across the planks of the boardwalk, they tend to stay put and let you get that much closer. Considering I was using my 100mm macro, that was pretty essential!
After a couple of hours I accumulated quite a collection of images, some of which are featured below. But it was then that I turned my attention to an avian species, causing quite a commotion with the other members of public. A Hobby was screaming across the sky, darting this way and that way, before reaching out with its talons and plucking a helpless dragonfly out of the air.
After nearly 3 hours trying to get an image, I got one or two that are keepers but it was great fun and something I might well try again!
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