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, October 17, 2006

Tyresta Slott; 17th October 2006

A wonderful time of the year to be out in woodlands. Colour is everywhere you look! Leaves falling in earnest now, as is the beech mast, which attracts hordes of birds. Had this Hawfinch this morning among the commoner species feeding in the leaf litter. One of my favourite birds, I love the subtle bluish half collar on the hindneck.

Other birds included 32 Goosander, 20 Great Crested Grebe, 5 Pochard, tufted Ducks and 185 Siskin.

Photos; Tyresta Slott and Hawfinch, Hawfinch Sketches

1 comment:

Peregrine's Bird Blog said...

Alan if you go to my blog there is a contact area top right below profile this will bring up an email address and then I will contact you direct by email.