Norway - spring 2015

Norway, Sweden, Finland, Baltic Republics

Norway - spring 2015

Postby Thor Hakonsen » Fri May 15, 2015 11:00 am

This has been a rather slow spring for me, not finding any adders before may (the first ones were out some places in mid-february)

Vipera berus_020515_001_web.jpg
Vipera berus - Rogaland, Norway - 02.05.15


Vipera berus_020515_002_web.jpg
Vipera berus - Rogaland, Norway - 02.05.15


Anguis fragilis_090515_001_web.jpg
Anguis fragilis, with a humpback
Akershus, Norway - 08.05.15


Natrix natrix_090515_001_web.jpg
Natrix natrix - Akershus, Norway - 09.05.15


Vipera berus_090515_001_web.jpg
Vipera berus - Akershus, Norway - 09.05.15


Vipera berus_090515_002_web.jpg
Vipera berus - Akershus, Norway - 09.05.15


Vipera berus_090515_007_web.jpg
Vipera berus - Akershus, Norway - 09.05.15


Vipera berus_090515_005_web.jpg
Vipera berus - Akershus, Norway - 09.05.15


Hopefully some more will be found, maybe even one of the elusive Smooth Snakes.
User avatar
Thor Hakonsen
 
Posts: 126
Joined: Sun Jan 27, 2013 2:14 pm
Hometown: Neskollen
country: Norway

Re: Norway - spring 2015

Postby Guillaume Gomard » Fri May 15, 2015 11:07 am

Always nice to see the contrasted adders from Norway. I´m just curious about their habitat: would you also have a couple of pics showing the surroundings?
User avatar
Guillaume Gomard
 
Posts: 596
Joined: Thu May 20, 2010 12:29 pm
Hometown: Strasbourg
country: France

Re: Norway - spring 2015

Postby Thor Hakonsen » Fri May 15, 2015 11:20 am

I will see what I can find Guillaume. The habitats for the ones from the eastern part of Norway (Akershus) is rather different from the ones found in the western part (Rogaland)
User avatar
Thor Hakonsen
 
Posts: 126
Joined: Sun Jan 27, 2013 2:14 pm
Hometown: Neskollen
country: Norway

Re: Norway - spring 2015

Postby Thor Hakonsen » Fri May 15, 2015 11:34 am

I could not find any from eastern parts of Norway (even though I know I have them somewhere on my mobile) - but here is some typical habitat from the western parts of Norway - Karmøy, Rogaland.

254034_10150270428660166_1662988_n.jpg


249874_10150267477400166_2348005_n.jpg


229148_10150230291880166_6170114_n.jpg
User avatar
Thor Hakonsen
 
Posts: 126
Joined: Sun Jan 27, 2013 2:14 pm
Hometown: Neskollen
country: Norway

Re: Norway - spring 2015

Postby Jeroen Speybroeck » Fri May 15, 2015 12:12 pm

Nice animals and great spot!
Jeroen Speybroeck
Site Admin
 
Posts: 3150
Joined: Wed Nov 18, 2009 10:18 am
Hometown: Merelbeke
country: Belgium

Re: Norway - spring 2015

Postby Thor Hakonsen » Sat Jun 13, 2015 9:41 am

The spring is perhaps by definition over - but the summer is by no means here yet..

A couple of days ago I finally found my first Coronella austriacas on my own. Prior I only had seen one juvenile and a tail dissapearing under a to big rock.

The smooth snake has a very restricted range in Norway, and only close to the coast in the southern and eastern parts.

Coronella austricae_090615_001_web.jpg


Coronella austricae_090615_002_web.jpg
User avatar
Thor Hakonsen
 
Posts: 126
Joined: Sun Jan 27, 2013 2:14 pm
Hometown: Neskollen
country: Norway

Re: Norway - spring 2015

Postby Paul Lambourne » Sat Jun 13, 2015 11:56 am

Great to see some herps from so far North, and such contrasting habitat to the typical berus sites in the UK.
User avatar
Paul Lambourne
 
Posts: 590
Joined: Thu Jan 13, 2011 8:47 pm
Hometown: London
country: England


Return to Northern Europe

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest

cron