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

Tuesday, August 08, 2006

Kungsängen; 8th August 2006

Lake Malaren lies to the west of Stockholm city and is a vast waterway. It is rich, with excellent stocks of coarse and game fish and offers a huge area of open water and reedbeds. Bittern, Spotted Crake, Bearded Tit, Hobby, Osprey, White Tailed Eagle and Honey Buzzard are among a host of species that can be seen in this huge area.
Had a walk around Kunsängen, nice views of three Osprey over the lake. Reed Warbler, Sedge Warbler, Icterine Warbler and Caspian Tern also noted.

Photo; Common Gull

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