Little colourful jobs – Darss II

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February 2013
During the first days of February I went to the peninsula Darß-Fischland-Zingst
for the second time. I chose the February in hope to that both Owls and
Woodpeckers
are already in their courtship display.

But it was still too cold and it rained/snowed nearly all the time. So I decided
to devote my time to the small passerines of the forests espacially the family
of the Tits (Paridae).
It’s no secret the vocalisations of this family are enormous and very complex.
Magnus Robb recommended Rosemary Jellis “Bird Sounds and Their Meaning”
to me to getting more familiar with it.

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The same as the Paridae are the two european Treecreeper species to me.
Have had only less occasions to watch and listen to Certhia familiaris I wasn`t
aware how the differences in comparison to C brachydactyla appears in the
field at the end.
The Neudarss forest provide aplenty of this species so I could hear it’s calls
every day to getting familiar with it.

Here are a few examples of what I’ve recorded during the last days:

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PFR07492, 130202, European Blue Tit Cyanistes caeruleus, song

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PFR07513, 130203, European Blue Tit Cyanistes caeruleus, series of calls, Common Blackbird Turdus merula,
Eurasian Nuthatch Sitta europaea, Rook Corvus cornix, Great Tit Parus major, European Crested Tit Lophophanes cristatus

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PFR07538, 130203, European Blue Tit Cyanistes caeruleus, song, counter song,
Red Crossbill Loxia curvirostris

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PFR07498, 130204, Marsh Tit Poecile palustris, song

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PFR07500, 130204, Marsh Tit Poecile palustris, song, series of calls

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PFR07501, 130204, Marsh Tit Poecile palustris, 3, series of calls, song, calls, excitement calls,
Goldcrest Regulus regulus, Coal Tit Periparus ater, Great Tit Parus major, European Blue Tit Cyanistes caeruleus,
European Crested Tit Lophophanes cristatus

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PFR07503, 130204, Marsh Tit Poecile palustris, song, call, excitement call

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PFR07504, 130204, Marsh Tit Poecile palustris, song, take-off call, counter song

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PFR07505, 130204, Marsh Tit Poecile palustris, 3, song, calls

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PFR07531, 130203, Marsh Tit Poecile palustris, 2, excitement call, calls

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PFR07514, 130203, Great Tit Parus major, call, excitement call, European Blue Tit Cyanistes caeruleus, song

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PFR07517, 130203, Great Tit Parus major, 4, excitement call, call, series of calls

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PFR07521, 130203, Great Tit Parus major, 3, excitement calls, European Blue Tit Cyanistes caeruleus, excitement calls, excitement calls (urgent),
Goldcrest Regulus regulus, excitement calls (urgent)

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PFR07523, 130203, Great Tit Parus major, excitement calls, song

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PFR07524 130203, Great Tit Parus major, series of calls, excitement call

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PFR07525, 130203, Great Tit Parus major, series of calls, excitement calls, mimicry,
European Blue Tit Cyanistes caeruleus, series of calls

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 PFR07528, 130203, Great Tit Parus major, song, counter song

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PFR07529, 130203, Great Tit Parus major, ?ultra cristallised song

photo credits:
European Blue Tit Cyanistes caeruleus © Mathias Putze | Green-Lens
European Blue Tit Cyanistes caeruleus © Mathias Putze | Green-Lens
Great Tit Parus major, adult, male © Mathias Putze | Green-Lens