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 09, 2009

Kingfisher; Tyresö Slott; 9th November 2009

A trip to the slott today to see the Kingfisher which is present at the site. Really dull conditions were not good for photography, the bird proving a bit elusive and dificult to approach, managed a record shot all the same. A nice bonus came in the form of 8 Bearded Tit in the reedbeds at Nottholmen, views brief and distant, though the birds were very vocal indeed. 2 Raven and 60 Siskin also noted, as well as 3 Common Crossbill and 5 Hawfinch, all in all, a very nice mornings birding!


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D - Wing said...

Kingfisher, I am still waiting to get a photo of one.