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

Wednesday, October 31, 2007

New Watercolour; Black-throated Diver

Water colour sketch on paper. Black-throated Diver. 40cmx18cm.

1 comment:

Ruth said...

Hi Al, just back from a wkend on Lambay Island.Truly amazing!Even got to see the elusive Wallabees,but the puffins managed to remain hidden despite a 36 hour cliffside vigil!Any excuse to return though!Just wanted to say a huge THANK-YOU for guiding me through the early years & special birding memories.Miss you down the Bull.Take care, Ruthx(