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, February 12, 2011

Dippers; Tyresö Nyfors; 12th Febuary 2011

Fantastic light today saw me back at Nyfors for the second time this week, this time with the camera to try and get some images of the birds. At least six birds present in the falls, freezing conditions and heavy snowfall meant the birds were concentrated in the main flow, the smaller side streams having been covered by the deep snow. Spent a few hours watching the birds feed, always amazing to see them dive under the water in the rapids. Some decent shots resulted from a nice morning out...

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