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, April 01, 2009

Tyresö Slott, 1st April 2009

Nuthatch, feeding on a moss covered oak.

Woodpigeon Portrait

Tree Sparrow

Canada Goose Portrait

An early morning excursion to Tyresö Slott was a little dissapointing bird wise, not a lot unusual of note and the Black Woodpecker pair, though vocal, did not oblige the camera. The light was superb however and I really enjoyed working with the commoner species, managing to get these four worthwhile shots during the outing. Spring really arrived today, with warm conditions throughout the day and it is now only a matter of a few weeks before the summer migrants flood back in. Looking forward to it...

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