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
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Thursday, May 21, 2009

Collared Flycatcher, Magelungen, 21st May 2009

Male Collared Flycatcher, a few slightly better photos managed today...

With Magelungen close to Ågesta and the Collared Flycatcher still reported present, I just could not pass up a second go at getting a few more photos of this stunner. The bird is now present a week at this site and displaying in a resindential garden by the lakeside. Arrived at 17.00, the bird not present at first, though it did begin to display just 20 minutes later. The bird showed fairly well at times today as it sang and I managed a few slightly better photos than my previous visit.

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