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, February 02, 2010

Black Throated Thrush; Duvbo; 2nd Febuary 2010

First view off the bird as it approached through the trees behind the garden, a very distinct bird which is not hard to pick out amongst the commoner thrush species...



Rather wary on first arriving in the garden before it settles down to feed....


The bird dropped to the ground after checking the area out from the trees, dropping in behind the low pine trees at the rear of the garden. The bird then moves trough this cover before pausing a few seconds at the back of the slope, it the moves into the garden to feed....



The bird performed well today and allowed a lot of good images to be taken....












This shot and the one below are perhaps the best shots of the day...



Feeding right in front of me on the snow....



Back to Duvbo today to secure a few more images of the long staying Black-throated Thrush, prompted by better light over the past few days. The bird took a while to show, but when it did it obliged me with some very good views and the photos reflect that. This bird has been present for a number of weeks now and it looks like it will stay around until the winter is through, the feeding station providing all it needs foodwise. The garden was full of birds today, hordes of Blackbird and Fieldfare present, as well as Redwing, Hawfinch, Greater Spotted Woodpecker, Tree Sparrow, Meally Redpoll, Common Crossbill, Jay, Treecreeper, Great Tit, Blue tit, Coal Tit and Greenfinch all noted.
Again, many thanks due the owners of the garden for kindly allowing birder's access to the back garden to view this superb bird....


Video here of Rewing feeding on fruit in the garden;



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