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

Monday, March 16, 2009

Ravalen Feeding Station; 16th March 2009

Mealy Redpoll; a really, really gorgeous male this one...

Male Bullfinch

Female Bullfinch

Apples attracted this female Blackbird

Yellowhammer, Female or First Winter...

Nuthatch on the seed feeder..

A trip to Norra Järvafältet today in front of St. Patricks Day to look for Arctic Redpoll proved useful. Some photos of some of the species at the feeding station today, which was alive with birds. In addition to these a Goshawk was also seen, as well as Marsh tit and Hawfinch....

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