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

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Herring Gull; Second Calenders; Skeppsbron; August 2010

This dark bird is very familiar, having been onsite for at least six weeks now. P10 and P11 are dropped which gives the bird a rather squat profile. Compare tone to bird below...


A rather pale bird this one, primary moult not quite as advanced as the bird above...

Yet another bird, again variable in comparison to others...


Another pale bird, this one displaying a two tone bill with pinkish base. A new arrival this individual...


The most variable of age groups this, argentatus Herring Gulls in their second calender year, have been trying to get a good set off reference photos as a result, a few of the better ones here...

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