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

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Mute Swan Cob, 16th March 2011

Came across this male Mute Swan today, part of the Skeppsbron herd in the city. The bird is rather aggresive, a dominant male which was displaying and generally throwing his weight about today at the site. A herd of swans are present at the site in varying numbers year round. These herds are where adolescent birds learn social behaviour, pecking order and will eventually pair up with other birds at sites like these. Stunning birds to look at and I couldnt resist grabbing a few images of this bird today....

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