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

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Sandemar; 16th June 2009

A male Red Backed Shrike in breeding habitat, a superb looking bird...

Spotted Flycatcher

Pied Flycatcher, a male in summer plumage....

Red Backed Shrike, a female on the hunt for food...

Eider, female in flight.

Male Common Rosefinch, a better shot today...

Tree Pipit, several breeding pairs noted today.



Went back to Sandemar today for the secong day running, alas the Red Necked Phalarope was not present. Somewhat simular birds to those seen yesterday, thankfully the weather was a lot better and I was happy to get some better images today with the camera. A poor day for raptors, with little of note suprisingly, also no Caspian Terns either. Despite that a nice day, the highlight perhaps the super views of Red Backed Shrikes, four pairs located today....


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