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Fade out

July 2014 This sound recording was taken during a short stay on Madeira, Portugal. It was the most intense listening and recording session I’ve ever experienced. Thank You! PFR10086, 1-11, 140628, Zino’s Petrel, male, female, calls, Pico de Arieiro, Madeira, Portugal

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Vessel tracks II

November 2012 I’ve never understood what people makes enthusiastic with patriotism. For me, artificial constructs of nations and national identities make no sense therefore I usually don’t think in structures like this. But sometimes I can’t help and start to find a particular group of people more awful than others – depending on their behaviour. Sometimes …

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Vessel tracks I

April 2012 During the last years, I have been participating in offshore bird- and marine mammal monitoring trips at the North and the Baltic Sea. Working in the day- and nighttime, I have learned to appreciate both, the sounds of the marine habitat itself and that of the vessel`s devices. Over the years, most of …

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Greifswalder Oie IV

December 2010 During the second half of December I visited the isle Greifswalder Oie another time (german Baltic Sea). As expected, there was a lot of snow and for a few days the coast around the isle was frozen – some parts even to the horizon. 101222, Northern Raven Corvus corax, pair, display flight This …

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Greifswalder Oie III

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 …

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Greifwalder Oie II

January 2009 During my second trip to the isle Greifswalder Oie in December 2008 I found me confronted with a completely new situation. There were no migrating birds at all. On the whole island were only a few songbirds, a pair of Northern Raven Corvus corax made display flights, a straying flock of Hooded Crows …

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