Here’s the same little guy as the other day but with the “big” camera and lens. (Canon DSLR with a 300mm telephoto lense instead of an iPhone 13 Pro Max.)
I don’t know if it’s because I was coming up behind him or not, but I got a lot closer than I did two days ago.
Or maybe it’s just that he had a really good, warm spot and didn’t want to leave if he didn’t have to.
Once he saw me, he kept me in his sights. Lots of side eye.
As long as I moved really, really slowly (and stayed at least seven to eight feet away) he was sorta okay.
That board he’s on is about a half-inch thick (maybe 1.5 centimeters).
That gives you a good scale. He’s not very big at all.
Still bigger than when I first saw him (and his siblings) a week or so ago.
Just hanging out, trying to learn to balance, both physcially on the edge of the board, and in terms of threat assessment, balancing the need to be in the sun and warm vs. being exposed to predators.
Ah, he’s lifting his tail, bringing it out of the shade and into the sunlight. For warmth, or as a prelude to flight?
It was flight. He was off in an instant into the brown grass and essentially invisble.