Last year I saw my first adders in many years. In the past few weeks I have been waiting for a bright cold morning to make a return visit and this time there were plenty to see. This was the first, coiled and flattened to absorb the heat from the sun.
A few metres farther on I found this one.
Then two coiled together.
As I watched the two, a third snake appeared and slithered towards them.
Here are the three of them sunbathing together.
Farther on another one, relatively darker in colour.
And a paler one, also alone.
Altogether I saw 13 adders - one pair, one group of three, and the others alone.
This one shows how they flatten their bodies to absorb the most of the sun's rays.
Here it has adjusted its position and reorganised its coils.
This was the smallest one I saw and is light brown in colour compared with the others. I guess it is one of last year's young.
I'l go back in a few weeks to see them again.