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

Saturday, September 26, 2009

Vagrant Darters; Tyresö; 26th September 2009

Adult Male

Female type, showing a litte red on the top side of the abdomen...

Female type. Older insects can darken, even the wings taking on a darker brownish cast...

Not a lot about birdwise today at Tyresö Slott, so when I noticed several Darter dragonflies in a sunny glade I decided to take advantage of the light and spent an hour trying to get some shots with my Nikkor 50-105mm Lens. No expert in these insects, but research online and comparison suggests these are Vagrant Darters, which in actual fact is a new species for me, if only because I was previously ignorant of their identification as such. The photo results were okay in the end, nice to get a few decent shots of this apparently widespread dragonfly. At some stage in the future a macro lens would be a nice addition to the camera bag...

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