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

Sunday, March 08, 2009

Angarn; Feeding Station; 8th March 2009

Nuthatch

Coal Tit

Crested Tit

Bullfinch


Some of the other species here that also dropped in at the feeding station whilst I was there photographing the Redpolls. Being from Ireland, where Nuthatch is not present, I find myself rather drawn to these birds, which really are crackers. Crested Tit is a different story, a real gem anywhere, a bird I will never tire of seeing, two present today...
A Pygmy Owl was also heard today, though close, it was within the woods and did not show itself, maybe next time....

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