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, July 25, 2010

Lesser Black-backed Gull; 1st Calender; 24th July 2010

At rest on the water....


In flight showing the well marked underwing...

Rather small headed ans almost pigeonlike shape at times...


A nice shot from behing. Note the greater coverts are well marked, large clean notches. Solid dark tertial centres are another feature of the species.


Good shot of the upperparts in flight. Note "wing panel" formed by the greater covert's, dark inner primaries and lack of a paler panel here as in Herring Gull. Tail pattern shown very well in this shot...

Some better images taken today of the 1st calender Lesser Black-backed Gull at Skeppsbron. The light today was much better, the bird appearing darker as a result. A lovely bird this.






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