Winter – Drömling VIII

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March 2017 In February I made a brief intermediate stop at my favorite sound recording spot in Germany, on my way to an offshore trip. I had expected lots of wintering nordic geese, Whooper Swans Cygnus cygnus and hoped for Bewick’s Swans Cygnus bewickii which flight calls we desperately needed for our birds-in-flight ID guide. Here only a few impressions of those days in the field. […]

Summer – Drömling VII

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September 2016 End of July, early August adult birds usually are busy with feeding their chicks or already moult quietly hidden in the shrubbery. From time to time you can hear males singing in aim to teach their offspring species-specific songs, probably in particular dialects. But the time of exuberant dawn choruses and day and night time singing is […]

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 […]

Novice

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August 2015 Some unfinished songs I’ve recently recorded at nature reserve Drömling, Germany. PFR11324, 2-00, 150809, Eurasian Blackcap Sylvia atricapilla, excitement, begging calls, subsong Kraemkerhorst, Germany, Telinga parabolic reflector PFR11320, 2-00, 150809, Firecrest Regulus ignicapilla, 1CY, plastic song Kraemkerhorst, Germany, Telinga parabolic reflector

Drömling VI

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FEBRUARY 2015 Here some impressions of my trips to the Altmark (Saxony Anhalt) during the winter. PFR10386, 2-00, 141231, children, campfire, raindrops, fireworks Flachwasserzone Mannhausen, Germany, ORTF, Neumann KM184 PFR10402, 2-00, 150104, Whooper Swan Cygnus cygnus, calls in flight Berenbrock, Germany, Telinga parabolic reflector PFR10478, 2-00, 150121, Goldcrest Regulus regulus, 20, foraging on the ground, […]