In addition to the the Three-toed Woodpeckers I had also promised a blog post on Adders from last spring but have only just realised I had never got around to doing so with the reason being that I had taken far too much video and stills from that day and kept putting off going through them until I finally forgot about them...
I have now gone through them though and have some quite satisfying pictures of males fighting. I also filmed what I thought was mating but my videos only seem to show a male earnestly trying to mate but a female who was not yet opening up to his advances. I have put together a video though which while being quite long shows some interesting behaviour and was fun to make.
|the female was very distinctive|
|as was the Black (male) Adder|
|but the blue/grey males could also be told apart due to their head markings especially between the nostrils. Male #1|