Category Archive for 'Turkey'

Robin on my Microphone by Listening Earth Often I leave my microphones ambiently recording in the forest, mounted on a tripod. I go off exploring, leaving the mics and the birdlife alone for a while. It is only later when I listen back to the recording that I find out what adventures my microphones have […]

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Dawn chorus in the Forests of Turkey by Listening Earth After two months of travelling through Turkey making nature recordings, our final morning in the forests turned out to be a wonderful culmination of all that we have experienced here – a lovely conclusion to our time in this fascinating country. Tweet

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Birdsong in Turkey’s agricultural lands by Listening Earth After many weeks of exploring Turkey’s forested and more wilderness landscapes, it came as a pleasant surprise for us to discover how rich in birdlife her agricultural landscapes were. Tweet

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Dawnsong of Robins in the Black Sea Mountains of Turkey by Listening Earth During our time in Turkey, we have often found recording a good variety of birdsong difficult and perplexing. Forests where we anticipated symphonies of birdsong were eerily quiet, or we’d find birds singing heartily, only to realise we were hearing species found […]

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Near the snowline in Turkey

Wheatears and Snowmelt by Listening Earth Those of you in the northern hemisphere who have endured a grueling winter will probably be over the novelty of snow. But for us Australians, it is great to be playing in the white stuff for the first time in many years. Tweet

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Pigeons roosting in the ruins of Osk Monastery, Turkey by Listening Earth Our travels seemed to have entered a strange and slightly hair-raising phase. The region we’ve now driven into is getting close to the Georgian border, and is known as the Georgian Valleys. It lies at the eastern end of Turkey’s Pontic Alps, which […]

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Nightingale singing near the headwaters of the Euphrates River by Listening Earth There are some mornings we really do wonder why we bother… After a few wonderfully relaxing days winding down amidst the fairy chimney landscape of Göreme, we are now back on the road, heading for north eastern Turkey. After the comfort of our […]

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Birdsong echoing in Demerkazik Gorge by Listening Earth It is 5am, icy cold, and as the first birdsong begins the dawn chorus, I have the feeling we’ve stumbled upon our most interesting recording location in Turkey thus far. Which is utterly unexpected as there is not a tree or bush in sight. Preparing for this […]

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…and Rüppell’s Warbler

Ruppell’s Warbler by Listening Earth Another near-endemic to Turkey we’ve enjoyed hearing is the Rüppell’s Warbler, Sylvia rueppelli. Actually it is only a visitor to Turkey, wintering in the north-east Sahara, and found here and in neighbouring Greece during the warmer months. Tweet

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Kruper’s Nuthatch by Listening Earth During our time in Turkey’s forests, we’ve come to love the delicate song of the Krüper’s Nuthatch, Sitta krueperi. Tweet

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