Heimspiel – Drömling V

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September 2013 I mentioned the Flachwasserzone Mannhausen (shallow lake) here several times before. Since my family moved to a village just around the corner I’m regularly there for birding – especially in winter (arctic geese). On my way from Poole (UK) back to Leipzig I had again a short stopover and it was a good […]

Just dutch birding I

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September 2013 In September I went to the harbour town Poole in South England. After a unexpected offer from The sound approach to reinforce the team as a librarian at this year’s Birdfair I went to my first meeting with the guys. Before and after these exciting, instructive and delightful days I spent some days […]

The blessing of natural forces

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September 2013 The area around Leipzig is well know for it’s large former brown coal opencast mines. Most of them are recultivated, filled-up with water, planted or being used for freetime activities which getting out of hand now. In the north there is the so called Seelhausener See adjacent to the famous lake Goitzsche. There […]

WSRS annual meeting & Norfolk

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September 2012 At the beginning of July I went to England to participate in the Wildlife Sound Recording Societies‘  annual meeting for the second time. After that, trips to the famous Rutland Water Reserve (yes, I saw the Ospreys) and Norfolk’s Cley Marshes should follow subsequently, mainly for birding. A. WSRS Annual General Meeting, Cottesmore […]

Arabian summer

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June 2012 In April and May 2012 I stayed in Lower Egypt for a bird migration survey. This gave me several opportunities for sound recording. To walk around in Egypt as a foreigner, moreover with suspiciously looking equipment, was not easy these times. So I could manage only a few trips, sometimes acompanied by a […]

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 […]

Austria & Hungary

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July 2010 In the mid of May 2010 I was part of a short birding-tour to Austria and Hungary. We visited the famous Wienerwald, Neusiedler See and the Fertö-Hanság Nemzeti Park in northern Hungary. At the end of our six-day trip we had 140 bird species at our list but I recorded only a few […]