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

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Sandemar; 30th September 2009

Golden Plover taking off...

Grey Plover, a rather scarce wader in the Stockholm area, this site on of the better ones in the region for seeing the species...

Two of eight Golden Plover present at the reserve today, this pair caught in flight...

Yellowhammer, numerous to say the least, plenty seen today...


A few hours spent at Sandemar today, the main target was Grey Plover, which was still present today. Got a few record shots of the bird, which is far from commonly seen in the Stockholm region. The bird was in the company of 8 Golden Plover, whilst 5 Dunlin were also present at the shoreline. Otherwise something of a disapointment today, with no sign of two other species noted in the area in the previous days, namely Rough Legged Buzzard and Great Grey Shrike.
Plenty of commoner species noted, with good numbers of migrating Meadow Pipit(200) and Woodpigeon(430) in particular. Jays were also on the move, several birds moving south overhead. A thourough searce of the stubble fields in the area threw up no good birds, though hundreds of Yellowhammer noted...

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