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, March 13, 2007

Angarn; 13th March 2007

Best bird today at Angarn Reserve were 4 Woodlark, one of which was in full song all afternoon. They proved elusive and hard to approach on the deck, but managed a record shot all the same, my first photo of the species, the song is quite stunning,
Also noted were 17 Bean Geese of the taiga race.(fabalis) Willow Tit, 2 Crested Tit, 45 Skylark, Common Buzzard and Stock Dove were the other highlights of a very enjoyable excursion.
Photos; Woodlark, Greenfinch, Black Headed Gull, Grey Heron, House Sparrow and Bean Geese.