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

Monday, November 02, 2009

Gulls; Skeppsbrön; 2nd November 2009

Argentatus Herring Gulls. Note the adult, second from the left has yellowish legs.

A 1st Calender Argentatus on the deck at Skeppsbrön.

1st Calender Argentatus in flight...

2nd Calender Argentatus Herring Gull

Adult Argentatus Herring Gull. Compare the apparent size of the mirrors and the primary projection on this individual to the featured gull in the above post...

1st Calender Herring Gull

1st Calender Herring Gull.

Adult Argentatus in Flight..

Some photos of gulls taken today at Skeppsbrön before finding the gull in the above post. About 45 Argentatus Herring Gulls, 5 Fuscus Lesser Black Backed Gulls present today, plan to watch this site very closely this winter...

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