Better Red Deer than …

Before the political situation in the federal state of Saxony changed so much that one hasto deny any connection to it, I felt kind of a certain connection to many areas around thecity of Leipzig. As with any naturalist, my fieldrecording year was determined by the life cycle of nature.The Red Deer Cervus elaphus rut… Continue reading Better Red Deer than …


October 2021The recent history of the Eurasian Wolf Canis lupus in Central Europe, like almost everywhereelse in the world, is also a history of competition, suppression and finally persecution.In superstition, they were portrayed as dangerous to humans directly, they were in fact seenas competitors for food and were therefore killed throughout the area.In addition to… Continue reading Isegrimm

Black Sea & Greater Caucasus

January 2020 When I was in elementary school, my class teacher reported from trip to the Black Sea she had done recently. At that time, I neither knew exactly where this sea should be, nor could I imagine that this woman, who was standing in front of me, should really have seen real dolphins. At… Continue reading Black Sea & Greater Caucasus


October 2019 I went to Germany’s most famous Common Crane roost north of Berlin recently. My goal was to make sound recordings of a really large number of Common Cranes arriving at roost. In this case around 20.000 individuals. It is certainly arguable whether if it is right, in times of continuous habitat loss, to… Continue reading Linum

Hohe See

October 2016 Short excerpt of a long duration recording. PFR10637, 1-10, 161020, hallway, windforce 7, MS Hydrograf offshore, Germany, Sennheiser MKH8020/30, MS-Stereo

Just can’t get enough

October 2014 … is not refering to commercial bird sound records, but to autumn. Autumn isn’t just when I was born, what obviously made this season to something special to me, it is the time of several major events in nature: bird migration to the wintering grounds, Red Deer rut, vocal activities by owls and… Continue reading Just can’t get enough

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