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.
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:
PFR07492, 130202, European Blue Tit Cyanistes caeruleus, song
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
PFR07538, 130203, European Blue Tit Cyanistes caeruleus, song, counter song,
Red Crossbill Loxia curvirostris
PFR07498, 130204, Marsh Tit Poecile palustris, song
PFR07500, 130204, Marsh Tit Poecile palustris, song, series of calls
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