On the way back from a meeting in Ventnor this morning I stopped off to search the scrub above the cliffs at Freshwater Bay for Adders. It was very cool with a good breeze so I wasn’t really expecting to see much. I also decided that, next time, I was going to put my boots on because it would be so easy to get bitten in this kind of habitat with its springy grass & low growing ivy under which Adders could easily be resting. In the end, I almost stepped on this individual…..
And here’s a bit of video – not great, but the best I could manage under the brief circumstances I had to capture it. It should be a bit easier to get some good footage on a warmer day!
Other sightings included a pair of Stonechats and what looked like a reddish erythristic Rabbit – I shall try and get some footage of that individual soon.