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

Monday, January 04, 2010

Meally Redpoll; Barkarby; 4th January 2010

Meally Redpoll(flammea) Male bird here shows deeper pink breast with wine red tones in comparison Arctic Redpoll above, also note more extensive streaking on the flanks as well as th buff tones on the wingbar...


Again the flank streaking and buff tones to the wing bar. This photo most useful for showing clearly the streaked undertail coverts on a typical flammea...
A couple of shots of adult male Meally Redpoll here of flammea race posted here for the purpose of comparison with the Arctic Redpoll shots in the above post which may be of interest...

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