Sandafa Al Far

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September 2019 In 2015 I was in Egypt for a few weeks for a survey job. To be honest it was a rather unfortunate trip. The political situation was very difficult, the people seemed to be somehow nervous and anxious. Beside the actual work being able to move freely, e.g. for sound recordings, was only […]

Brandenburg thunderstorm

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September 2019 Normally I do not deploy autonomous recording units, except for scientific monitoring. Why? For me, the best part of sound recording is listening during the recording process (actually, of course, a recording would not have to be done at all to do so). I was in a marsh area in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern to do […]

The life aquatic

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August 2019 In the north of Berlin, just beyond the city boundary is a beautiful wetland called Tegeler Fließ. Here the naturalist Alexander von Humboldt spent his childhood. Today, this area is not only scenic impressive, it also home to a good number of bird species. Since it is only 45 minutes away from my […]

Scorched Earth

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July 2019 The naturalist’s year is more or less structured by the life cycles of the natural world. Living in a life cycle mostly alienated from nature, it brings with it that only partial insights into the former are possible. At least once a year, I usually visit a former military training area south of […]

Brandenburg

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July 2017 I recently made a short trip to a former military area in Brandenburg in order to make decent recordings of Eurasian Nightjars Caprimulgus europaeus and in hope for another Grey Wolf Lupus lupus observation. PFR13073, 26/05/2017, Wood Warbler Phylloscopus sibilatrix, song, Brandenburg, Germany Unfortunately that area is close to Berlin thus air traffic […]

Summer – Drömling VII

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September 2016 End of July, early August adult birds usually are busy with feeding their chicks or already moult quietly hidden in the shrubbery. From time to time you can hear males singing in aim to teach their offspring species-specific songs, probably in particular dialects. But the time of exuberant dawn choruses and day and night time singing is […]