Linum

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October 2019 I went to Germany’s most famous Common Crane roost north of Berlin recently. My goal was to make sound recordings of a really large number of Common Cranes arriving at roost. In this case around 20.000 individuals. It is certainly arguable whether it is right, in times of continuous habitat loss, to bring […]

Sandafa Al Far

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September 2019 In 2015 I was in Egypt for a few weeks for a survey job. To be honest it was a rather unfortunate trip. The political situation was very difficult, the people seemed to be somehow nervous and anxious. Beside the actual work being able to move freely, e.g. for sound recordings, was only […]

Horses and herders

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September 2019 On expeditions in unfamiliar areas, it might happen that the sheer number of interesting sounds overwhelms you. Especially when no man made noise pollutes the soundscape. In such a situation, I either prefer not to make any sound recordings at all or to quickly decide what to focus on. In a valley in […]

Trumpeter

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September 2019 As someone who has been socialised in a quasi-socialist state, it is very important to me that there is an awareness that one’s own success is also based on the work and knowledge of others. Likewise, it is natural for me to share knowledge and experience and not to cultivate competitiveness. In addition […]

The life aquatic

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August 2019 In the north of Berlin, just beyond the city boundary is a beautiful wetland called Tegeler FlieƟ. Here the naturalist Alexander von Humboldt spent his childhood. Today, this area is not only scenic impressive, it also home to a good number of bird species. Since it is only 45 minutes away from my […]

Urban Breeding

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August 2019 Sometimes wildlife sound is just straightforward. A few weeks ago, a Feral Pigeon Columbia livia domestica started breeding on the windowsill of our bathroom window. Now, the juveniles are almost ready to leave the nest. The adult bird feeds the young birds very often at the moment… PFR15784, 190807, Feral Pigeon Columba livia […]