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

Heimspiel – Drömling V

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September 2013 I mentioned the Flachwasserzone Mannhausen (shallow lake) here several times before. Since my family moved to a village just around the corner I’m regularly there for birding – especially in winter (arctic geese). On my way from Poole (UK) back to Leipzig I had again a short stopover and it was a good […]

Just dutch birding I

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September 2013 In September I went to the harbour town Poole in South England. After a unexpected offer from The sound approach to reinforce the team as a librarian at this year’s Birdfair I went to my first meeting with the guys. Before and after these exciting, instructive and delightful days I spent some days […]

The blessing of natural forces

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September 2013 The area around Leipzig is well know for it’s large former brown coal opencast mines. Most of them are recultivated, filled-up with water, planted or being used for freetime activities which getting out of hand now. In the north there is the so called Seelhausener See adjacent to the famous lake Goitzsche. There […]