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, August 09, 2010

Herring Gull 1st Calenders; Skeppsbron; 8th August 2010

A probable male, small in size with a small head and bill...



Upperparts in flight, this photo shows the inner primary pale window very well, also note the classic tail pattern...

At rest on land...


A rather large bird this one. Tertial patterns vary widely in this age group...



Again, a bird in flight showing the upperwing...


A pretty much classic juvenile, the tertials are a little darker than average though. Note the notched greater coverts...



Shots here of first calender Herring Gulls, which are now present in numbers on site.

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