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 16, 2007

Sandemar Reserve; 15th October 2007

Grey Plover

White Wagtail(juv.)



Out at Sandemar today, a lot of birds in the area, though nothing exceptionally unusual. A suprise on the way came in the form of 65 Waxwing feeding by the train station in the city on berries in an adjacent park. Managed a few snaps before the train was due!
Best at Sandemar was a Grey Plover, a scarce passage wader here and nice to see. 245 Yellowhammer was a high count, the birds feeding on stubble which had just been harrowed over the last day or so. Also noted were Chiffchaff, Skylark, Waxwing, Meadow Pipit, Mealy Redpoll, Siskin, Bullfinch, Mistle Thrush and a host of commoner species...

1 comment:

John said...

Excellent bird photographs - such a hard thing to do.