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 http://www.alandalton.net/
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 alandltn@gmail.com

Thursday, January 31, 2008

10th October 2007

Goosander

Rough legged Buzzard

Rough legged Buzzard

Rough legged Buzzard

Goldcrest

Goldcrest

Goldcrest



October on Landsort, which always means lot's of Goldcrest. Spent a lot of time sketching these in the late afternoon as they fed all around me. Rough legged buzzard passage is heavy at this time and plenty of birds passing made great subjects, an impressive raptor, the contrasting plumage making it particularily striking. goosander on the rocks at Sodra Udden was hard to pass, took time out to sketch...


Great Grey Shrike
Great Grey Shrike, a feature of late autumn and a favourite species of mine. Great to sketch as they perch openly watching for prey, which at this time of the year often includes tired migrant Goldcrests...







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