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, April 26, 2011

Woodland Flowers; Tyresta N.P., 24th April 2011

Hepatica ( also known as Liverwort) is a common spring flower related to the buttercup family, native to central and northern Europe, Asia and eastern North America. Closely related to the Wood Anenome below...

Wood Anenome (Anemone nemorosa) is an early-spring flowering plant in the genus Anemone in the family Ranunculaceae. Common names include Wood Anenome, Windflower, Thimbleweed and Smell Fox, which refers to the musky smell of the leaves....


Gagea Arvensis. A new flower to me and not been able to find out a great deal about it. A member of the lily family, Lilaceae. The species grows from a bulb. Found a few plants of this species today it well lit areas near Nyfors, one of which held a Green Hairstreak butterfly...



Another shot of Hepatica.....

A few of my shots from today of early spring woodland flowers from Tyresta National Park, all taken with a Sigma 150mm macro lens, nice to have it back in the camera bag again...

3 comments:

Peregrine's Bird Blog said...

Nice photos Alan

Alan Dalton said...

Thanks Craig, hope your well. Loved your recent Grasshopper Warbler photo's...

Kah-Wai Lin said...

Nice capture! Spring is finally here, I should plan for visit to Tyresta NP.