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 24, 2006

Wheatear; Angarn; 23rd August 2006

Sometimes you come across a superstar, a bird that does not fly away, but instead performs perfectly for the camera. Came across this juvenile Northern Wheatear today at Angarn and it did just that in beautiful light, I have a hundred shots of this guy!


Hornet said...

Beautiful shots. If you put the hours in, you deserve the occasional 'superstar'.

alan dalton said...


Working a lot till next week, hope to get out a lot then, catch up on a few autumn migrants, hopefully find a bit of quality...

Bluethroat is top of the list, wouldnt say no to a Red Throated Pipit or a Rustic Bunting either!