Steeldrum

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March 2011 Sometimes Woodpeckers use man-made objects to build caves in or produce sounds on it. In a local park I accidentally observed a male Great Spotted Woodpecker Dendrocopos major drumming on a overhead line mast. 110320, Great Spotted Woodpecker Dendrocopos major, male, adult photo credit: Great Spotted Woodpecker Dendrocopos major © Mathias Putze | […]

Summer

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July 2010 In spring/summer 2010 I did several monitoring jobs. One of them regarded the occurence of the River Warbler Locustella fluviatillis in Leipzig’s alluvial forest. I could found only a few singers, one of them in a marvellous area called Papitzer Lachen (Papitz`s Puddles). Here´s a recording of  one male with loads of European […]

Grosssteinberg II

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June 2010 In order to handle the bitter feelings of loosing a friend by death, I started to make sound recordings inside and along the stone pit Großsteinberg (near Leipzig) once again. It was one of the places, we regularly visited together. Sadly the axcavation in the quarry has been boost anew. For that reason […]

Springtime

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April 2010 It´s springtime! Since I read the book The Sound Approach to birding – a guide to understanding birdsounds early spring became the most exciting season of the year. Studying the development of bird songs (and calls?) is my favorite field work right now. One of the first arrivals in the new year is […]

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