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
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

Monday, July 17, 2006

17th July 2006; Norra Jarvafältet

In the middle of a heatwave here in Stockholm, bird activity is low in the sun. A quiet day out really. Managed nice views of a Black-Throated Diver family, two young fledged and feeding with the adults on the lake. Redstarts, Pied Flycatcher, calling Hawfinch the best of the rest. A loud party of Jays provided me with a chance to grab a few reasonable shots!

Photos; Norra Jarvafältet, adult Black-Throated Diver, Jay; Brimstone Butterfly.

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