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, January 25, 2010

Whooper Swans; Skeppsbron; 25th January 2010

New arrivals at Skeppsbron today were these Whooper Swans, very nice to see thses birds in the area. Often difficult to approach in more rural habitats and so I was glad of the chance to grab a few shots of the birds today. Plenty of birds about today including 450 Goosander, 210 Tufted Duck and a handful of Pochard. No sign of the Glacous Gull today, the bird was present all day yesterday and giving good close range views, whilst I was working...

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