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, July 26, 2007

Sketches; July 2007

Not been out a whole lot with the camera recently due to heavy heat haze and also trying to use the sketchboook more, so here are a few from the last week or so. Wryneck preening, Green Sandpiper, Caspian Tern in flight and Curlew Sandpipers.

Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Nacka; 11th July 2007

A quiet few hours in the woods led to nice views of Tree Pipit, Pied Flycatchers, Spotted Flycatchers and a juv. Goshawk. Dense summer vegetation made photography difficult. A Fox was a nice suprised but bolted just as I got the camera onto the scope, my mobile rang!
Photos; Fungi sp., Spagnum moss, Tree Pipit.