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, November 26, 2008

Bull Island; 22nd-23rd November

Little Egret, Wigeon and Shovelers.

Black-tailed Godwits

Black-tailed Godwits


Wigeon and Teal

Brent Geese

Long weekend in Dublin saw a return to Bull Island, a special place for me as it is where I grew up birding as a young kid. Still love to get back there as it is full of birds, most of which are accustomed to people passing and allow great views as a result. Birds number in hundreds and thousands here which is great when sketching, a never ending supply of subjects....

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