2 of 6 neonates spotted in a short (5m) stretch of roadside bank. All on dry cut grass.
No interactions present.
You are posting observations from the same neck of the woods as myself, Ive posted a few fish recently from the shore directly below where you saw this lizard. Maybe we'll observe each other one of these days.
I'm planning to be up on the plateau this wednesday and hoping to photo a lizard or two myself. Did you go up the hill a bit higher on your last outing?
I did see someone fishing at the lake and wondered if it might have been yourself!
I did (briefly) see one lizard, at the side of the path just after leaving the quarry but too quick for a photo. Didn't see any higher up. (I don't get up that way very often but had a chance today.)
Na trosk is a very interesting ecosystem, its an alkaline lake. Between ph 7 and 8, mean ph taken over the year. Stuff there you dont seem to get elswhere. I wasnt up there today. Did you hear the screeching peregrine young up on the cliffs above the lake?
Outstanding lizard population up on the moor above the cliffs at the west of the lake but as you know yourself, if its too warm all you hear is a lightening dash. Better for observing them when its cooler.
... but mainly from 2 Buzzards circling overhead.
I did read about it being the only NI location for Groenlandia densa (opposite leaved pondweed) but I didn't go paddling today!
I read about that pondweed myself some time ago, not entirely sure which on eit is but it might be the very large weedbeds?
I was up there quite a bit in mid August, peregrine chicks were growling and screeching from the cliffs every evening. Plenty of buzzards wheeling about too. There seems to be a resident population of dabchick on the lake, seem to be there from March right through to Autumn but its only a couple of birds. A couple of mallards have been in residence all year but they arent up there every year.
Lat/Lng: 55.0, -6.0
OS grid ref: NW4577