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

Friday, February 20, 2009

Dippers; Tyresö Nyfors; 20th Febuary 2009.

Dipper Portrait









Actively feeding in the falls....

Resting...


Took a mind to head to Tyresö Nyfors today, within the boundaries of Tyresö National Park. A really nice surprise came at the falls where I found 4 Dippers feeding in a small area at the falls, the birds concentrated in the area by the freezing weather and lack of unfrozen river. Spent a few minutes taking some photos, this time had not brought the tripod, so photos were taken handheld. Very pleased with the results, this will allow me to travel light if need be in the future...
The birds themselves were great to watch as they fed actively in the waterfall between the lakes. A lot of interaction between the birds as they jostled for the best areas to feed, with much chasing and harrasment going on between them. As I was a little pushed for time, may pop back at a later date a spend a few hours here given the excellent opportunities to get photos of the species here....



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