Amphibian paradise (optically)

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March 2010 End of March my companion Marcus and I made a trip to a famous spot for amphibians, particularly for Moor Frogs Rana arvalis and European Common Toads Bufo bufo. I hoped to get a few recordings in a quiet surrounding – but my mission failed. The destination is a nature reserve in the […]

Northbound

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June 2009 In June two friends and I made a trip to Norge and Denmark. It was not my first time there, but the first time with having more time to enjoy the landscape without having to run from one tourist attraction to the next as with my parents in my boyhood. Nevertheless, we did […]

Greifswalder Oie III

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May 2009 In early Spring I was on the isle Greifswalder Oie for the third time. It was quite a different situation as in Autumn. Only a few birds were migrating, what gave me enough time for single individuals, studying their fragmentary, incomplete songs “on the road”. Earlier the year the Club 300 Germany started […]

February recordings

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February 2009 It´s February, the first songbirds are singing in the first warm shafts of sunlight. After a few of month recording with hard conditions a friendlier time is about to begin. To my surprise yesterday a flock of Common Starlings Sturnus vulgaris was sitting in a apple tree and chatting. One of them gave […]

Greifwalder Oie II

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January 2009 During my second trip to the isle Greifswalder Oie in December 2008 I found me confronted with a completely new situation. There were no migrating birds at all. On the whole island were only a few songbirds, a pair of Northern Raven Corvus corax made display flights, a straying flock of Hooded Crows […]

Greifwalder Oie I

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December 2008 During October I was at a bird ringing station on a small isle called Greifswalder Oie. It is situated in the Baltic Sea in Northeastern Germany. For me, this trip offered a complete new view on bird migration. In the area around my hometown Leipzig, bird migration was for me, until now, only […]

Bee-eaters at Geiseltal

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July 2008 During the last weeks I regularly went to an area called Geiseltal near Merseburg in central Germany. It was a brown coal pit till 1994. Now the area will be transformed to an immense water landscape for all kinds of sports and freetime activities. Some animals which life in this really rare type […]