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
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

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Gull Reference Albums

Have recently updated my picasa albums and all are now posted in the margin to the right of this post.. I hope to add to these over the coming year's in order to build a useful reference library with regard to Gulls. The most recent album has just been added; 1st Calender Baltic Lesser Black Backed Gull.
Argentatus Herring Gull albums have also been updated, the albums now cover 1st, 2nd and 3rd Calender plumages. There is also a limited album on Caspian Gull. The eventual aim is to have a comprehensive reference library of images of Gulls for use of reference for anyone interested...

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