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Urban Breeding

August 2019 Sometimes wildlife sound is just straightforward. A few weeks ago, a Feral Pigeon Columbia livia domestica started breeding on the windowsill of our bathroom window. Now, the juveniles are almost ready to leave the nest. The adult bird feeds the young birds very often at the moment… PFR15784, 190807, Feral Pigeon Columba livia …

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Just dutch birding II

MAY 2015 It’s no secret the Netherlands are always worth a visit at least for birding. Especially the north seems to be blessed with migrants and sometimes one can get the impression, the countless dutch birders even find every vagrant may it ever so inconspicuous. Therefore, no doubt a stopover in Holland travelling from the …

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Steeldrum

March 2011 Sometimes Woodpeckers use man-made objects to build caves in or produce sounds on it. In a local park I accidentally observed a male Great Spotted Woodpecker Dendrocopos major drumming on a overhead line mast. 110320, Great Spotted Woodpecker Dendrocopos major, male, adult photo credit: Great Spotted Woodpecker Dendrocopos major © Mathias Putze | …

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Fortress Rosenberg

July 2009 During an exhibition in Kronach (South-Germany) I stayed at a hostel situated inside a fortress called Festung Rosenberg (builded around 1250) for four days. Common Kestrels Falco tinnunculus, lot’s of Common Swifts Apus apus and Western Jackdaws Corvus monedula bred in the walls of the fortstress. Up to 40 individuals of Jackdaws were …

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February recordings

February 2009 It´s February, the first songbirds are singing in the first warm shafts of sunlight. After a few of month recording with hard conditions a friendlier time is about to begin. To my surprise yesterday a flock of Common Starlings Sturnus vulgaris was sitting in a apple tree and chatting. One of them gave …

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