When I was harvesting some potatoes the other day, I came across this small pile of eggs. Thanks to Susan's post of a few weeks ago, I immediately recognised them as lizard eggs. I carefully moved them to a sandy spot, where I hoped that they would continue to develop and hatch, without fear of me disturbing them with a spade or fork. You can see the size of them compared with my fingers; some were smaller than others.
Nearby I saw this little chap, no more that 25mm (an inch) long, who had presumably very recently hatched
Noushka tells me that these two photos are of newts. I was a little surprised as we have no water near us!
This lizard is a little bigger with markings, but still very small
adult wall lizards on a railway sleeper
and in the house
I managed to get this very distant picture of a hoopoe in the garden the other day and which I have tried to blow up so it is visible. You can see how the bits of rain we have had have greened up the lawn, though it is still quite brown in places!
and just to end off, I loved this evening sky of windswept clouds, which I took last night.