Regular readers of my blog will know, I really like the peninsula Darss in Northeast
Germany and go there as often as I can. During all of my visits, the target sound-wise
has been always the same: calls of small passerines.
But beside particular intentions I always simply enjoyed the tranquility in those largely
PFR15454, Eurasian Blackcap Sylvia atricapilla, M, song
PFR15457, Eurasian Woodcock Scolopax rusticola, M, song flight
PFR15485, Song Thrush Turdus philomelos, M, song
But since a few year’s it’s no longer possible to ignore the effects and traces of the
growing mass tourism. Some once small villages became almost pure holiday resorts
and with this roads were built, plastic waste in the landscape is increasingly visible
and the pressure on flora and fauna through people is enormous.
For the listener and sound recordist it has become much more difficult over the years
to find quiet places. All this can only be compensated by nocturnal or very early activities…
PFR15462, Black Woodpecker Dryocopos martius, M, drumming
PFR15466, Great Spotted Woodpecker Dendrocopos major, tapping, excitement calls