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

Thursday, August 03, 2006

Djurgarden; 3rd August 2006

Spent a couple of hours in the evening around Isbladkärret on Djurgarden. Both Green and Wood Sandpiper present. Wigeon, Gadwall, Little Grebe and Grey Heron all present in numbers.
Great site for digiscoping, birds used to people here! Would be nice to find a rarity here, so close to the city...

Photos; Tufted Duck pulli, Tufted Duck female, Little Grebe, Cormarant, Wigeon male, Wigeon female, Gadwall pair, Green Sandpiper, Isbladkärret, Mallards.


Lag Claudia Staab said...

Those are some really stunning pictures! Really nice!

Do you do much post-processing/digital darkrum stuff like sharpening, levels, etc?



alan dalton said...

Very rarely. All I ever use is unsharp mask a little. Have not got my head around photoshop at all yet! To be honest I take a fair few images of each subject and try to get the focus nice and sharp through the scope, generally leaves you with at least one good shot. I use the crop function a fair bit..

Lag Claudia Staab said...

I see. Well with a good original there is not really any need for a lot of post processing, I guess.