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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 […]

Greifswalder Oie III

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May 2009 In early Spring I was on the isle Greifswalder Oie for the third time. It was quite a different situation as in Autumn. Only a few birds were migrating, what gave me enough time for single individuals, studying their fragmentary, incomplete songs “on the road”. Earlier the year the Club 300 Germany started […]

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