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

Monday, April 16, 2007

Angarn; 16th April 2007

Finally made time to take a day out and decided on Angarn. Arrived early to glorious weather which persisted all day. The wetland is buzzing with life at the moment as the early species ready themselves for the breeding season by setting up territories

Best bird today was a Rough-legged Buzzard seen on two occasions during the day as it hunted over the entire area, Other birds noted included 4 Whooper Swan,1 2nd calender White-fronted Goose, Goldeneye, Tufted Duck, Wigeon, 8 Shoveler, Teal, 4 Crane, 5 Green Sandpiper, Redshank, Lapwing, 1 Common Buzzard, 3 Marsh Harrier, 1 Sparrowhawk, 3 Green Woodpecker, Skylark, 1 male Wheatear, Willow tit, Marsh Tit, 6 Linnet and a host of common species.

Grass Snake, Common Lizard, Common Toad and Common Frog also noted.

Photos; Greylag Geese, Lapwing, Starling, Rough-legged Buzzard, Pied Wagtail, Common Lizard, Flower Sp. Hepatica Nobilus(Liverleaf)

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