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, May 12, 2011

Bluethroat; Ågesta; 12th May 2011

 A side view, the bird showed very well eventually..


 Briefly up on the embankment, a typical view, tail cocked and head turned....


 The throat and breast really are stunning...


 The light today was perfect, the colours leaping out at the camera lens...


 Foraged in the same small area at intervals...


One last image...

A spring male Bluethroat is alway a real head turner and this one was no exception. It was found in a small willow where it remained for hours, occasionally showing well with patience, The photos speak for themselves, by far the best I have got of the species to date. A cracking bird in every way...

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