Amphibian paradise (optically)

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… Continue reading Amphibian paradise (optically)

Hissing and clicking

July 2009 What do you think you hear in this recording? A clockwork? A model railroad? Or maybe a snake? 090713, Eurasian Wryneck Jynx torquilla, juveniles, near Leipzig, Germany Yesterday I ringed some juvenile Wrynecks Jynx torquilla. What you can hear is their defense call. For me it was quite an impressive experience to see… Continue reading Hissing and clicking

European Red Deer Rut I

December 2008 During the last years I often went to a wonderful place called Wildenhainer Bruch part of the heathland Dübener Heide near Leipzig, Germany. In autumn, from a birdwatching hide, you can hear Common Cranes Grus grus, European Red Deers Cervus elaphus or even observe a patroling White-tailed Eagle Haliaeetus albicilla without disturbing it.

Drömling I

July 2008 End of July 2008 I visited the nature park Drömling, a great area of grass- and marshland in the so called Altmark in central Germany. I recorded singing Common Quails Coturnix coturnix and Barn Swallows Hirundo rustica calling from the rooftops of my sisters house. 080728, Barn Swallow Hirundo rustica, Mieste, Germany 080728,… Continue reading Drömling I

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