Alan Dalton post's birding diaries and original artwork from Sweden. Established in 2006, this now long running blog is now a complete overview of my birding experiences. As an artist I greatly enjoy sketching birds in the field and you will find a wide selection of that work here, from fieldwork to finished paintings. I am very passionate about my artwork and try to depict birds in their natural habitat, as I see them in the wild. My artwork is for sale and can be viewed at http://www.alandalton.net/
As regards to my photography, since 2008 I have used a Nikon D90 DSLR camera coupled with a Sigma 150-500mm OS lens for since March 2012 for bird photography, all previous images being digiscoped. Regarding sound recording, I have been usung a Telinga Stereo Dat Mic and parabol to record birds in the field, coupled to a Marrantz 661 digital recorder, a superb piece of kit. Interest in butterflies, dragonflies and damselflies has recently seen the accquisition of a Sigma 150mm macro lens. I hope you enjoy the blog and please feel free to leave comments or contact me at alandltn@gmail.com

Monday, April 11, 2016

Common Gulls; Luxparken; Stockholm City; 18th Febuary 2016

2nd Calender Common Gull


2nd Calender Common Gull


2nd Calender Common Gull


2nd Calender Common Gull


2nd Calender Common Gull


3rd Calender Common Gull


3rd Calender Common Gull


3rd Calender Common Gull


3rd Calender Common Gull


3rd Calender Common Gull


Adult Common Gull


Adult Common Gull


Adult Common Gull


Adult Common Gull


Adult Common Gull


Adult Common Gull


Adult Common Gull


Adult Common Gull

Images here of Common Gull ay Luxparken...

Omissus Herring Gull, Luxparken; Stockholm City; 18th Febuary 2016






A few images here of an 'Omissus' type Herring Gull at Luxparken....

Argentautus Herring Gulls in early February; Skeppsbron, Stockholm City

Adult Argentatus



Adult Argetatus, wing tip detail.


2nd Calender Argentatus


2nd Calender Argentatus


4th Calender plus, not the dark upperwing covert's.


Adult Argentatus with odd faded pattern on tips of primaries... Upperside was more typical.


Adult Argentatus


2nd Calendar


3rd Calendar


2nd Calender


3rd Calendar, nice moult in the upper wing.


3rd calendar plus?


2nd Calendar


3rd Calendar


3rd Calender



2nd Calendar, nicely marked bird this one...


Adult Argentatus


2nd Calendar bird...


Adult bird in flight...


2nd Calender


Adult in flight


3rd or 4th calendar?


3rd or 4th calendar?


3rd or 4th calendar?


3rd or 4th calendar?


Adult


Adult


Adult


2nd Calendar Argentatus Herring Gull