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

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Wood Lark; Falsterbo; 28th September 2010

Wood Lark; a favourite species of mine, which I have never managed a decent image of before today...


The bird was found feeding on the driving range, despite not being too approachable the bird did allow a reasonable proximity of approach.



A first calender bird, lacking the white patch on the base of the primaries, which adult birds show. Not the supercilium adjoins on the nape. A really stunning lark species...

Today was a great day out birding and along with all the rest I saw no less than 42 Woodlark! All of the birds were on passage and flew overhead calling, including one flock of 26 birds. Whilst watching the skies at Kolabacken I heard this bird flying past and watched it land on the driving range on the golf course. I grabbed the camera and went of to try photoraph it. The results posted above...


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