Autumn bird migration

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November 2010 During October and November I made a bird migration census in Thuringia, East-Germany. Luckely I was able to make a few sound recordings of bird flight calls and to take a few pictures of birds in flight to improve my identification skills. my daily observation point I my daily observation point II 101028, […]

Fortress Rosenberg

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July 2009 During an exhibition in Kronach (South-Germany) I stayed at a hostel situated inside a fortress called Festung Rosenberg (builded around 1250) for four days. Common Kestrels Falco tinnunculus, lot’s of Common Swifts Apus apus and Western Jackdaws Corvus monedula bred in the walls of the fortstress. Up to 40 individuals of Jackdaws were […]

Hissing and clicking

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July 2009 What do you think you hear in this recording? A clockwork? A model railroad? Or maybe a snake? 090713, Eurasian Wryneck Jynx torquilla, juveniles, near Leipzig, Germany Yesterday I ringed some juvenile Wrynecks Jynx torquilla. What you can hear is their defense call. For me it was quite an impressive experience to see […]

Triple noise

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March 2009 A flock of around 40 Common Starlings Sturnus vulgaris, some aeroplanes and the autobahn… PFR090305, Common Starling Sturnus vulgaris, traffic noise, Oberholz, Germany photo credit: Common Starlings Sturnus vulgaris © Mathias Putze | Green Lens

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, […]