New year’s eve inside a nest box

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January 2011 In most countries people do welcome the new year with fireworks. In different cultures it has different traditional backgrounds, and fireworks, of course, have found their way into the phonography community as a permanent annual feature. Like many other people, I wonder what impact this tradition has for birds or animals in general, […]

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 […]

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

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