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

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Yellow Wagtails; Angarn; 14th May 2009

My favourite image from today, due to the interest provided by the snaking fence, as well as the birds energetic pose....

Singing in the morning sun...

Balanced briefly on the reeds...


Taking a breather between verses....


Never noticed the spider web at all until I was home viewing the days images..


Yellow Wagtails are a big feature in the wet meadows around Angarn and it is impossible to ignore them with the camera. Had plenty of time and oppurtunities to get some decent shots of them this morning whilst waiting for the Red Throated Pipit to appear, the best of the images posted here. These are of the blue headed race prevalent here in Sweden, fabulous birds they are too...

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