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

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Trehörningen; 18th Febuary 2009

Mealy Redpoll

Mealy Redpoll

Mealy Redpoll

Blue Tit


After spending the morning locating the Kingfisher, I then decided to do a little relaxed birding and take a few snaps with the camera. Hawfinches were a big feature of the morning, with at least 25 birds noted, though these were rather shy and remained out of camera range, despite a stakeout at a bird feeding station! Mealy Redpolls were much more cooperative, a flock of 28 provided ample photo opportunities whilst I sifted through them in the hope of an Arctic Redpoll, alas, no joy. Did manage a few nice shots though of the Mealies, also a nice shot of a Blue Tit. Starting to love my new camera already!

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