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

Monday, February 21, 2011

Mute Swan; Skeppsbron; 21st Febuary 2011

A couple of Mute Swan images from today, didn't quite get the shot I was after in the end...

A preening adult bird gave me a chance to get the number on this ring...X7758. Wil try to find out where and when this bird was ringed...

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

The swan is one of more than 200 that was saved after beeing oil damaged at Stockholms Ström, Januari 2002.

I have seen her, and a lot of other swans from that occasion, myself. Nice to see that rehebilitation helps!