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

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Tyresö Slott; 14th April 2011

 Coot


 Coot


 Coot running across the water...


 Great Crested Grebe, always great to look at.....


 Pochard and Tufties


Snipe

A trip to Tyresö Slott this morning was rather pleasant, the weather being very nice indeed. The parkland held 50 Chaffinch, 12 Brambling, Hawfinch and Green Woodpecker. The ice has retreated anf waterbirds were very much in evidence. A male Marsh Harrier was a nice sight, my first of the year migrating north. Great Crested Grebes were a pleasure to watch in courtship dance, albeit a little distantly. 8 Pochard were present among the Tufted Duck. Coot were about as always, proving the most photogenic species of the day. 3 Snipe were also seen overhead...

In addition took some video footage and have edited it into a short clip depicting todays birds...

http://vimeo.com/22402443

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