In search of an Eagle Owl

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April 2013
Over a longer period I occasionally search for breeding territories of Eurasian
Eagle Owls Bubo bubo. But why? First, quite simple, because it´s an amazing bird.
On the other hand I am fascinated by large birds of prey in general.

In course of rock climbing trips to former stone pits last summer I discovered
a few territories. This spring should be the right time to make sound recordings
of
their display calls there.
I expected that their annual cycle would be disturbed through this unusual long
winter and end of march wouldn’t be too late. But once more I had to leave without
success
.

Nevertheless, being outdoor is always great and there’s always something
unexpected:

PFR07583, 130331, Eurasian Teal Anas crecca, calls in flight, wing sound,
northwestern Saxony, ORTF, Neumann KM184

PFR07584, 130331, some kind of metal?,
northwestern Saxony, ORFT, Neumann KM184