Lil’ Bittern

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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 […]

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 | […]

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 […]

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 […]