Barren

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July 2019 It took a few years to return to Iceland. This time though without the silly, eurocentric image and personal projections of the ‘untouched paradise’ that so many bring along – like me, back in 2015. -> So this time I could very well accept mass tourism, large-scale construction projects (especially roads) and the […]

Darß IV

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April 2019 Regular readers of my blog will know, I really like the peninsula Darss in Northeast Germany and go there as often as I can. During all of my visits, the target sound-wise has been always the same: calls of small passerines. But beside particular intentions I always simply enjoyed the tranquility in those […]

Remain

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July 2016 Midyear is usually the time for a short UK trip. The Wildlife Sound Recording Society holds it’s annual meeting and this is the best opportunity to meet some sound recordists, having chats about recent trips, new equipment or this year, the so called brexit. On my way to the Rutland Water Reserve I […]

Mallorca of the north

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January 2016 In June 2014 I went to the annual meeting of the Wildlife Sound Recording Society at Rutland Wetland Reserve. Chris Watson the new president of the society presented sound recordings made on filming trips for Sir David Attenborough’s series Frozen Planet– no need to mention how inspiring it was once again. Chris invited […]

Eastcoast

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JUNE 2015 Usually I try to avoid having expectations at all. The same goes for travelling. In addition, living a busy life means doing first things first – so I went off to my recent UK trip once more rather mentally unprepared. As a first stopover on my way to Northumberland Santpoort in the Netherlands […]

Baltic winds

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January 2015 I spent one week on Poel Island in the northwest of East-Germany end of December 2014 in order to make proper recordings of Eurasian Curlews, Whooper- and Bewick’s Swans. PFR10425, 141226, 1-10, Whooper Swan Cygnus cygnus, 20, calls in flight, wing sound Gollwitz, Poel Island, Germany First I have to confess, I’ve never […]

Just can’t get enough

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October 2014 … is not refering to commercial bird sound records, but to autumn. Autumn isn’t just when I was born, what obviously made this season to something special to me, it is the time of several major events in nature: bird migration to the wintering grounds, Red Deer rut, vocal activities by owls and […]