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

Sunday, January 17, 2010

Winter Thrushes; 17th January 2010

Redwing. Wonderful birds these, delighted to finally get a decent shot of one of these birds on the ground feeding. hopefully the sun will brighten a day up soon and i can perhaps get some well lit images of this species...


Male Blackbird. A very common species but I rather like this shot all the same...

Female Blackbird, this shot taken using a little fill in flash in order to get some detail on a dark day...


Finally a half decent shot of a Redwing after half an hour of stalking the three birds present....


Fieldfare, plenty of these common thrushes around today...


Female Blackbird...

Posted here are some shots taken in here back garden today. Over the week the big freeze has seen three Redwing turn up, having been attracted by some apples I have been putting out since the big freeze began. I had been waiting for a bright day, just couldn't resist it all the same even when the light was so poor today. Was forced to use fill in flash for some of these shots today, spent about 45 minutes grabbing these shots before the Redwings flew out of the area...



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