Northern Lapwing/Kiebitz – Buendlisried near Allensbach - Southern Germany

01 may 2007

The first recording I would like to present is a recording from last year during the Walpurgis Night when I went to my favourite recording place: The Buendlisried, a pond in the forest near Allensbach close to Lake Constance in Germany.

A small group of Northern Lapwings (Vanellus vanellus) Kiebitz in German usually breeds there.

They are among the first birds to wake up in the morning when they perform their shrill calls accompanied by the unique “lapping” sound their wings make in flight.

The recording was done with a Sennheiser MKH80/40 MS-Setup and an Edirol R-4 with a Sounddevices MP-2 on May 1st, 2007.