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Basking adders back at Branton

Last year, I reported seeing basking adders at Branton Conservation Area on 8 March 2015.

Well, this year, I personally saw my first adders on 12 March 2016. There had been earlier reports of sightings from a couple of weeks or so earlier but I never got the following photos until the 12th.

On my outing, again walking along the Branton Lakes perimeter close to the car park entrance, I saw seven adders. All were coiled and soaking up the low early-Spring sun (temperature was about 9°C). I actually met the County Recorder whilst I was out walking. He was similarly walking along the conservation area perimeter and reported having seen 14 adders along just a 200m stretch (between the Branton bridge and the conservation car park entrance).

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