Come back, kid!

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MAY 2015
I remember vividly one of my first trips to explore potential biotopes for wildlife sound
recording back in the early 2000s somewhere around Leipzig.
Driven by the idea we could spot a displaying Eurasian Woodcock Scolopax rusticola
my friend Daniel and I went off to a well known forest which should inhabit lots of them.

PFR10669, 1-11, 150324, Eurasian Blue Tit Cyanus caeruleus, song
north-western Saxony, Germany, Telinga parabolic reflector

PFR10686, 1-11, 150325, Redwing Turdus iliacus, 50, song, calls
north-western Saxony, Germany, Telinga parabolic reflector

Since our trips weren’t usually characterised by cleverly worked out preperations
we ended up in a different forest just in time for the dawn chorus. That must have been
in the early two thousands.

PFR10680, 1-10, 150324, Goldcrest Regulus regulus, social call, excitement call, flight call
north west saxony, Germany, Telinga parabolic reflector

PFR10698, 1-11, 150325, Song Thrush Turdus philomelos, song
north-western Saxony, Germany, Telinga parabolic reflector

Seeking for Eurasian Woodcocks this year that forest came back to my mind.
A map quickly revealed which area it must have been and I gave it a go.

PFR10687, 1-11, 150325, Agile Frog Rana dalmatina, 1, advertising calls
north-western Saxony, Germany, Telinga parabolic reflector

PFR10672, 1-11, 150324, Northern Raven Corvus corax, scolding calls, wing sound
north-western Saxony, Germany, Telinga parabolic reflector

During the following weeks I visited the area a few times, spent many hours there observing
woodpeckers of all kinds, breeding Northern Ravens Corvus corax, Northern Goshawks
Accipiter gentilis and my first Agile frogs Rana dalmatina.

photo credit:
Northern Raven Corvus corax © Mathias Putze | birds-in-flight.net