July 2021So, the winners of the British Wildlife Sound Recording Society annual competition 2020were announced. Here are my sound recordings that I had submitted:
July 2021Regular visitors to my blog will know that one of my favourite nature reserves isa former military training area south of Berlin (see: Scorched Earth I)After a massive fire some years back, new flora is now showing up and with it firstlarger fauna. One species was always present even right after the big fire, …
May 2021Strong winds have been persisting for weeks, making wildlife sound recording outdoorsalmost impossible at the moment.Fortunately, there are birds that breed in buildings, like barn swallows. In this case, evenin an observation tower in a nature reserve.
October 2020 Several displaying European Tree Frogs Hyla arborea recorded near a substation. In background Common Nightingales and noise from a motorway. Double-MS recording down-mixed to binaural. No filtering. PFR17268, 20200607, European Tree Frog Hyla arborea, Germany
September 2020 A binaural mix consisting of a wind energy plant surround sound recording and a simultaneously with two geophones recorded windmill. PFR17138, 200826, wind energy plant/windmill, Germany
June 2020 I am regularly asked how exactly I came to sound recording. The answer is as short as simple: I discovered that there are animal sounds that are very abstract and sound surprisingly artificial. Here my personal interest in synthesising sounds began to fade away… PFR16506, 200410, Bluethroat Luscinia svecia cyanecula, male, song, Germany
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 …