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

Sandemar; 2nd August 2006

Sandemar; 2nd August 2006

Few hours out in the morning before the weather finally broke. Greylag and Canada Geese on the reserve have fledged large numbers of young, reserve is pretty noisy at the moment with 150 present!
Good numbers of Wood Sandpiper, a Green Sandpiper, Greenshank, Spotted Redshank, Marsh Warbler, Honey Buzzard, 6 Common Buzzard, Kestrel, 3 Common Rosefinch, Green Woodpecker, Red Backed Shrikes and Whinchat the best birds.
Hopefully the breaking weather will mark the start of Autumn passage in earnest...

Photos; Whinchat sketch; black biro, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Yellowhammer, Whinchat, Pied Wagtail, Greenfinch, Coot.

Videograb of Male Red Backed Shrike on link below...


Hornet said...

Beautiful collection of photographs (plus a great sketch - if that is a field sketch then I am very envious indeed!).

Keep up the good blogging (and good birding).

alan dalton said...

Thanks Hornet,
Just been on your own blog, nice work, have added you to my favourites and will drop by...

Good Birding for the Autumn!