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, January 30, 2008

Welcome to my Sketchbook!

Whinchat; Black biro fieldsketch, Aug 2006

Welcome to the blog, which basically will contain the contents of my sketchbook, some ink drawings, perhaps some thumbnails and compositional sketches as well as finished paintings that result from the process. I will back date it a little to start it off with some work already done before catching up and publishing posts as the work happens. I hope you all enjoy it, for my part i hope it spurs on the creative process and helps me to get more work done.

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