May 2021Strong winds have been persisting for weeks, making wildlife sound recording outdoorsalmost impossible at the moment.Fortunately, there are birds that breed in buildings, like barn swallows. In this case, evenin an observation tower in a nature reserve.
April 2021One of my favourite songs among Eurasian songbirds. Often not recognised as a song,it is nevertheless complex and sometimes even contains imitations – as here from theBlack Woodpecker Dryocopus m. martius.
January 2021My first recording session of the year. Tundra Bean Geese Anser serrirostris,Greater White-fronted Geese Anser albifrons, Greylag Geese Anser anser,Whooper Swans Cygnus cygnus, Mute Swans Cygnus olor leaving their roost.
October 2020 Several displaying European Tree Frogs Hyla arborea recorded near a substation. In background Common Nightingales and noise from a motorway. Double-MS recording down-mixed to binaural. No filtering. PFR17268, 20200607, European Tree Frog Hyla arborea, Germany
September 2020 A binaural mix consisting of a wind energy plant surround sound recording and a simultaneously with two geophones recorded windmill. PFR17138, 200826, wind energy plant/windmill, Germany
August 2020 Earlier this month I was invited by a great project called Geräuschkulisse to give a lecture. It was all about the steppes of Central and East Asia and what they might have in common with fallow land and desertified agricultural landscapes in Germany. A third part was my work on research vessels on …
June 2020 At the beginning of April, during a sound recording trip, I accidentally came across a roost of Common Starlings Sturnus v. vulgaris consisting of several hundreds of individuals. During the morning recording session I realised that those songs were differently from those uttered at night. At night the birds arriving at the roost …