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
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

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Black and Whites; October 2009

Bluethroat; 1st Calender in Autumn; Felt-tipped technical Pen.

Adult Tree Sparrow; Felt-tipped Technical Pen.

Now working on a series of Black and White illustrations for an up and coming publication back in Ireland, a couple here. Both with fine felt tip technical drawing pens...

1 comment:

harold eswar said...

very good work brother.. i like your short pencil strokes, very detailed. maybe i'm seeing your earlier work that has a bit of proportion problem, but overall good work. would love to see u more in the future..

maybe you should come down to malaysia, and check out our birds here, once you're here I know you will enjoy yourself...