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

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Thrush Nightingale and Bluethroat; May 2010

Thrush Nightingale


Bluethroat

Thrush Nightingale in shade, the sun highlighting the bird from the left...


Some sketches here of these fantastic birds. The Thrush Nightingale is rather drab in appearance, but makes up for it with a wonderful song. Spent two days in a hide photographing this elusive species, got some great shots which have benn posted on Blogbirder, the sister blog, link in the margin here.
Bluethroat is far from drab. I had this stunning male on Landsort last week, which made my evening. Photos on Blogbirder also...

2 comments:

harold eswar said...

come to Malaysia and our birds...

harold eswar said...

loving the trush nightingale, very observant, very fast sketching technics,yes? very good work...