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Bluethroat song

June 2020 I am regularly asked how exactly I came to sound recording. The answer is as short as simple:I discovered that there are animal sounds that are very abstract and sound surprisingly artificial. Here my personal interest in synthesising sounds began to fade away… PFR16506, 200410, Bluethroat Luscinia svecia cyanecula, male, song, Germany  

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Scorched Earth

July 2019 The naturalist’s year is more or less structured by the life cycles of the natural world. Living in a life cycle mostly alienated from nature, it brings with it that only partial insights into the former are possible. At least once a year, I usually visit a former military training area south of …

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Move

March 2019 After moving to Berlin, I slowly started to familiarise with my new environment, made some first trips in order to explore new spots and to check their suitability for sound recording. Unlike Leipzig, Berlin is not only surrounded by totally ruined agricultural deserts only, but of finest heathland and some interesting nature reserves. …

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Profen II

February 2019 A field trip into a former coal mine (the landscape around Leipzig is strongly shaped by huge, primeval appearing wounds of the earth’s surface) raises some questions with the critical environmentalist. In addition to the bizarre beauty of these impressive landscapes, you will find views into the a small window of geological history, …

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Lil’ Bittern

Juli 2016 From time to time I visit an area near Leipzig comprising some lakes, meadows and beautiful deciduous forests. It inhabits several rare bird species but is only rarely observed and therefore wildife is poorly documented. This time I found my second Little Bittern Ixobrychus minutus in that area. PFR11908, 2-11, 160622, Little Bittern …

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