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… Continue reading Urban Breeding

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… Continue reading Just dutch birding II


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 |… Continue reading Steeldrum

New year’s eve inside a nest box

January 2011 In most countries people do welcome the new year with fireworks. In different cultures it has different traditional backgrounds, and fireworks, of course, have found their way into the phonography community as a permanent annual feature. Like many other people, I wonder what impact this tradition has for birds or animals in general,… Continue reading New year’s eve inside a nest box

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… Continue reading Fortress Rosenberg

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