This spring, two friends and I managed to visit one of the remotest central Asian countries: Tajikistan. A country with breath-taking landscapes, full of lovely people and amazing animals. With swamps as well as deserts next to Afghanistan and most part of the country being a high mountain region, life is not easy here. I will surely tell and show more from this trip, but here is already a short impression.
Again a short trip – this time to France. I met a friend and college, Julien R., to record and discuss about Crossbills. We visited different sites in the French Alps. Days started long before sunrise and we walked through the ending night into the mountains. Attached are some impressions
As we hoped, we found very interesting crossbills. When I show you the photos, they look like every other Red Crossbill. You need to hear the voice of these birds to be able to recognize them. As this is the topic of my PhD, it was really fascinating to meet some of these special birds of the southern Alps, which I heard on my computer many times but not in reality.
I just returned from a short trip with a friend to Switzerland. We wanted to watch and listen to the rut of the stags – and it was an amazing encounter. Here you can listen to the Red Deer you see below on the photo. Amazing sound, isn’t it? 😉