Making their first apperance of the year was the rarely spotted phenomenon of the Cumbrae lizard.

The common lizard creatures can be spotted lurking in the undergrowth near the Hush Hush in the north-west of the island.

These marvellouse photos were captured by Eddie Williams.

Largs and Millport Weekly News: The Millport common lizard The Millport common lizard (Image: Eddlie Williams/Largs and Millport News Photo Club)

The viviparous lizard is widely distributed throughout Europe and Asia. Its range extends to the north of the Arctic Circle.

It ranges from Ireland to Hokkaido and Sakhalin -  and Cumbrae!

It does not feature in most of the Mediterranean area, although it also frequents northern Spain, Northern Italy, Serbia, the Republic of Macedonia and Bulgaria.

The Millport common lizards are among the island's varied wildlife population from seals to various birds of all sorts of different species, and even a pair of bottlenose dolphins in recent years.

Islanders were recently debating wildlife on community forms with memories of foxes, grey squirrel and deer having been on the island in the past.

Have you spotted any rare wildlife on the Isle of Cumbrae? If so send your photos to