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Just dutch birding II

MAY 2015 It’s no secret the Netherlands are always worth a visit at least for birding. Especially the north seems to be blessed with migrants and sometimes one can get the impression, the countless dutch birders even find every vagrant may it ever so inconspicuous. Therefore, no doubt a stopover in Holland travelling from the …

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Come back, kid!

MAY 2015 I remember vividly one of my first trips to explore potential biotopes for wildlife sound recording back in the early 2000s somewhere around Leipzig. Driven by the idea we could spot a displaying Eurasian Woodcock Scolopax rusticola my friend Daniel and I went off to a well known forest which should inhabit lots …

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Baltic winds

January 2015 I spent one week on Poel Island in the northwest of East-Germany end of December 2014 in order to make proper recordings of Eurasian Curlews, Whooper- and Bewick’s Swans. PFR10425, 141226, 1-10, Whooper Swan Cygnus cygnus, 20, calls in flight, wing sound Gollwitz, Poel Island, Germany First I have to confess, I’ve never …

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Man machines

August 2014 At the age of seven I started to desire to become a racing cyclist – for the simple reason that there was a cycling club a few hundred meters away from my home and I felt very attracted to the boys and girls with their brightly polished bicycles. It was only allowed to …

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Mongolia

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 …

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