Falls and footbridge at Tyresta Nyfors...
Upper Stream, Tyresta Nyfors,
Goldeneye pair. The bird in the background is a male Teal.
Tyresta National Park yet again today to photograph Black-throated Diver principally. I decided on an early start from Nyfors and the dawn chorus was in full swing when I arrived, new voices among them too. Several Pied Flycatcher's, Blackcaps and a single Redstart were heard and I enjoyed my first views of these birds this year. I spent some time at the falls taking photographs there with a new wide angle lens, a tokina 11-16mm. Hope to use the lens for landscape shots whilst out birding in the future.
I followed a well beaten walk through the woods, lots of common species were evident, though little unusual was to be found, several Grass Snake were seen basking in the morning sun, a Raven flew over. The small marsh wetland hels slavonian Grebes, now incubating eggs. Goldeneye were frantically chasing females around whilst a few Teal are alse breeding at the site. The highlight was to come at the end of the morning when a pair a Black-throated Divers gave me stunning close up views in quite brilliant light, the photograph's posted above here being the result....
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 firstname.lastname@example.org