Friday, 22 July 2011
Another Beddington lifer this evening in the form of a Common Lizard under the Survey Mats. Pretty good on the bird front too with a juvenile Redstart along the Horse Field path, 1 Garden Warbler along the permitted path, 5 Common Sandpiper, 15 Green Sandpiper, 1 Hobby, 20+ Whitethroat and 15+ Willow/Chiff.
Swift numbers seem to be on the drop- there were about 150 yesterday evening (down from a max of 300-400) and only 50+ this evening.
Darryl says its a female Common Lizard and looks gravid. I googled gravid to find out what it means and found out it does not mean gravy coloured (as I first thought).