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, April 12, 2010

Tyresö Slott; 11th April 2010

Coot, one of the few seen at the slott today, still a lot of ice at the site...


A typical view of Brambling from today. This bird knows exactly where I am....

Hawfich, way up in the treetops as they tend to do at this time of year. At least 6 birds seen today...

Arrived to find the Slott largely covered in ice, sadly very few waterbirds were present at the site as a result. A Goshawk displayed in the distance, as did a pair od Buzzard, also far to the south. Brambling and Hawfinches were the feature of the day, though both proved very elusive and stayed high up in the trees, as can be seen from the posted photos. Will return to this site frequently in the coming month to photograph the resident waterbirds as they return.....

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