Summer – Drömling VII

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September 2016
End of July, early August adult birds usually are busy with feeding their chicks or already
moult quietly hidden in the shrubbery. From time to time you can hear males singing in
aim to teach their offspring species-specific songs, probably in particular dialects. But the
time of exuberant dawn choruses and day and night time singing is over.

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Upland Field Grasshopper Chorthippus apricarius

Meadow Grasshopper chorthippus parallelus, song with Upland Field Grasshopper Chorthippus apricarius, song
PFR12008, 160724, 1107am, 30°C, 40% clouds, wind 2bft, dry, sunny, Buchhorst, Germany, DPA 4060

That gives an ornithologist time to do her/his homework or to have a closer look to other
classes of animals.

To me, grasshoppers, cicadas and crickets have always been fascinating since Leipzig based
multi-talented Marcus Held opened my ears to the insect world deep in meadow or steppe
habitats.

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Roesel’s Bush-cricket Metrioptera roeselii

Roesel’s Bush-cricket Metrioptera roeselii, song
PFR12002, 160724, 1020am, 30°C, 40% clouds, wind 2bft, dry, sunny, Buchhorst, Germany, DPA 4060

So I started to explore the meadows around my favorite biotopes a bit, to improve my
recordings skills aside from birds and mammals, and to collect some stuff for my archive.

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Upland Green Bush-cricket Tettigonia cantans

Upland Green Bush-cricket Tettigonia cantans, song
PFR11987, 160723, 0337pm, 30°C, wind 2bft, 50% clouds, dry, sunny, Buchhorst, Germany, Sennheiser MHK 8020/30

Upland Green Bush-cricket Tettigonia cantans, song, Common Grasshopper Warbler Locustella naevia, song
PFR11982, 160723, 0606pm, 30°C, wind 2bft, 50% clouds, dry, sunny, Buchhorst, Germany, Sennheiser MHK 8020/30

Since I’m new to this topic, wrong ID’s are possible. Please do not hesitate to get in touch
if you find a mistake.

Thanks to: Marcus Held | afternature.net

photo credits:
Upland Field Grasshopper © Marcus Held | After Nature
Roesel’s Bush-cricket © Marcus Held | After Nature
Upland Green Bush-cricket © Marcus Held | After Nature