European Red Deer Rut I

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December 2008 During the last years I often went to a wonderful place called Wildenhainer Bruch part of the heathland Dübener Heide near Leipzig, Germany. In autumn, from a birdwatching hide, you can hear Common Cranes Grus grus, European Red Deers Cervus elaphus or even observe a patroling White-tailed Eagle Haliaeetus albicilla without disturbing it.

Drömling I

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July 2008 End of July 2008 I visited the nature park Drömling, a great area of grass- and marshland in the so called Altmark in central Germany. I recorded singing Common Quails Coturnix coturnix and Barn Swallows Hirundo rustica calling from the rooftops of my sisters house. 080728, Barn Swallow Hirundo rustica, Mieste, Germany 080728, […]

Milvus migrans +

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July 2008 Yesterday I went out to make sound recordings of a family of Black Kites Milvus migrans in Leipzig´s south. But something unexpected happened… 080723, Black Kite Milvus migrans, hot-air balloon, Leipzig, Germany photo credit: Black Kite Milvus migrans © Marcus Held | After Nature

Urban Orioles

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July 2008 The so called Park-Dölitz-Lößnig in Leipzig’s south is one of my favorite urban locations for birding. It´s a reliable spot for European Golden Orioles Oriolus oriolus and Eurasian Wrynecks Jynx torquilla. In this sound recording you can hear a family on post-breeding dispersal. PFR02335, 2-11, 080712, European Golden Oriole Oriolus o. oriolus, Leipzig, […]

Turmsegler

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July 2008 Now it´s summer and there´s nothing like the sound of Common Swifts Apus apus dashing by close to my windows. 080709, Common Swift Apus a. apus, calls in flight, Leipzig, Germany

Waiting for Eurasian Bitterns

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June 2008 Yesterday I went out to make sound recordings of Great Bitterns Botaurus stellaris. While I was waiting in the dark a European Roe Deer Capreolus capreolus came closer unnoticed and barked as it was frightened by my presence. Nearby a Common Nightingale Luscinia megarhynchos was singing in the dark too. PFR080622, 080622, European […]