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

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Sandemar; 28th December 2009

Great Grey Shrike, always a super way to end the day...

Sandemar Reserve in the grips of a big freeze...

Blue Tit in reeds, alas no Bearded Tits on site...


Sandemar Reserve


Spent the early morning in Sandemar, initially searching for Bearded Tit without sucess. Tough, cold condition, deep snow made walking exhausting work. not a lot about at this time of year, a few Whooper Swans were expected, as were 175 Siskin feeding in the woods high in the trees. A Black Woodpecker remained elusive there also. The best came last in the form of Great Grey Shrike, always a good bird to see....

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