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

Monday, June 15, 2009

Male Whinchat; always a stunning bird at this time of the year....

Caspian Tern

Caspian Tern

Male Common Rosefinch; rather elusive today and kept their distance from the camer, three males located singing....

A female Common Rosefinch, more obliging than the male, well almost....

Garden Warbler; a hard bird to photograph, my first image of this skulking species...

Meadow Pipit; plentiful around the reserve...

White Tailed Eagle; one of a pair of adults that floated over the reserve...

Pied Flycather; a female looking for food to feed her young...

White Wagtail

Spotted Flycatcher

Whitethroat

Pheasant; couldn't resist a snap!





Sandemar Reserve today on a mission to see Red Necked Phalarope, not to be unfortunatly. To my huge frustration I heard later that the bird flew into the area after I had left, an adult male in front of the tower! despite the dissapointment a lot of birds around, the best being a superb pair of Caspian Terns which flew by early on. Rosefinch were in evidence everywhere and a pair of adult White Tailed Eagles was a great site overhead. Whinchats, Red Backed Shrikes, Thrush Nightingales, Osprey, Green Woodpecker, Spotted Redshank, Little Ringed Plovers, Wood Sandpipers kept the interest up. A Marsh Warbler was a nice find, the bird singing from dense cover. Pied Flycatchers, Spotted Flycatchers and Icterine Warbler were found in the wooded areas, whilst a Redwing sang also. Plenty of common migrants about such as Willow Warbler, Swallows, and Swifts.
A bonus bird on the way home was a superb Great Reed Warbler at Farsta Strand, having popped by in the hope of connecting with it on my way home.






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