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July 2010
In spring/summer 2010 I did several monitoring jobs. One of them regarded the
occurence of the River Warbler Locustella fluviatillis in Leipzig’s alluvial forest.
I could found only a few singers, one of them in a marvellous area called
Papitzer Lachen (Papitz`s Puddles).

Here´s a recording of  one male with loads of European Tree Frogs Hyla arborea
in the background and also surprisingly close a special guest!

River Warbler Locustella fluviatillis, song
European Tree Frogs Hyla arborea, advertising calls
European Roe Deer Capreolus capreolus, excitement calls

During one of my night walks (the River Warbler males mostly start to sing
their pervasive song at dusk) I met three funny tots begging for food.
In the background two adult Tawny Owls Strix aluco uttering a contact call.

100623, Tawny Owl Strix aluco, three juveniles and two adults, Leipzig, Germany

photo credit:
European Tree Frog Hyla arborea © Marcus Held | After Nature