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After two or three years of using phonography and noise music (anthrophony?) to find a way of dealing with human-induced noise, I decided to focus on the sounds of nature. Discovering Chris Watson’s “Outside the Circle of Fire” (WATSON 2008) was a more than welcome confirmation of my perception that pure, not collaged biophonies can have an […]

Barren

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July 2019 It took a few years to return to Iceland. This time though without the silly, eurocentric image and personal projections of the ‘untouched paradise’ that so many bring along – like me, back in 2015. -> So this time I could very well accept mass tourism, large-scale construction projects (especially roads) and the […]

Darß IV

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April 2019 Regular readers of my blog will know, I really like the peninsula Darss in Northeast Germany and go there as often as I can. During all of my visits, the target sound-wise has been always the same: calls of small passerines. But beside particular intentions I always simply enjoyed the tranquility in those […]

They say there is a land

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February 2019 Israel is, that is well known, THE place for bird migration enthusiasts. Therefore alone, a trip was on my bucket list for quite a long time. In addition I was also curious about the native mammals, reptiles and of course the landscape in general. My only real duty were flight call recordings of […]

P.S.: WSRS Annual Competition 2017

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November 2018 Whilst sorting out recordings for the 2018 Wildlife Sound Recording Society annual competition, it struck me that I did not post my submissions for the 2016 competition. That should be made up hereby. Still learning (single individual) Eurasian Blackcap Sylvia a. atricapilla, 2cy male, late plastic song Family business (several individuals, one species) […]

Krkonoše National Park

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September 2018 Sometimes it needs somebody else to make things happen, even if you think about it for a long time. As a child, my family went several times to the Giant Mountains in the Czech Republic (ČSSR at the time) on vacation. But the only thing I remember from that time is dead trees. […]

Crossbills

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February 2018 I spent a good part of the winter 2017/18 with studying vocalisations of Red Crossbills Loxia curvirostra, Parrot Crossbills Loxia pytyopsittacus and the very close related Common Redpoll Acanthis flammea (or Lesser Redpoll A. cabaret, Mealy Redpoll A. flammea and Arctic Redpoll A. hornemanni if you like). Parrot Crossbill Loxia pytyopsittacus, 2CY, male Cones! Red Crossbill Loxia […]