Tshekk feat. Thomas K.

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August 2014 A bit bored by birding and sound recording in always the same areas since years I asked my friend Thomas to show me nice spots near his hometown – especially because it is  just around the corner. A few days later I found myself back in an area, well known from my childhood […]

Mongolia

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July 2014 In May/June 2013 I accompanied a small group consisting of three experienced field ornithologists and bird ringers from Mongolia, Germany and the UK plus a driver and a cook from Ulaanbaatar for a short expedition through western central-mongolia. Erdenesant PFR07717-1, 2-10, 130522, Taiga Flycatcher Ficedula albicilla, excitement call, Erdenesant, Mongolia PFR07773, 2-10, 130523 […]

WSRS annual meeting II

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July 2014 Every year the Wildlife Sound Recording Society holds an annual meeting somewhere in the UK. This year it was held at the Rutland Water Reserve. The guest speaker was the society’s new president Chris Watson. He spoke about the work during the filming of the tv-program Frozen Planet and his experiences in Antarctica. […]

Barred (Warbler) feat. Thomas K.

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June 2014 In contrast to visual identification of Barred Warblers Sylvia nisoria, which is without doubt straightforeward – not to say this species is unmistakeable – it’s acoustic ID seems to be much more complicated, even for more experienced birders. the mighty Thomas K. The new approach has taught us to rely on facts not […]

Schorfheide feat. Johannes Honold

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May 2014 In early April the German Ornithologist’s Society’s – DO-G bioacoustic working group met in Berlin for a workshop. They main aim was to give an insight into techniques of bioacoustic monitoring. As the groups vize spokesman and one of the more experienced members of the group I had the opportunity to attend the […]

Back on track

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March 2014 The Presseler Moor- und Heidegebiet (Pressel mire and heathland reserve) was the favorite spot of my first years as a wildlife sound recordist and ornithologist. Especially a part called Wildenhainer Bruch (Mire Wildenhain) attracted me that time. It is an area of great scenic beauty and the possibility of bumping into one of […]

Hello goodbye!

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MARCH 2014 Goodbye Dorset. Hello Leipzig! PFR09760, 1-10, 140129, Song Thrush Turdus philomelos clarkei, song, Middlebere Heath, UK PFR07957, 1-11, 140227, Northern Raven Corvus corax corax, advertising call, bill clipping, call, Torfhaus, Germany