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, May 10, 2011

Butterflies; Landsort; 10th May 2011

 Peacock; a typical spring individual...


 Male Green Veined White, one of two seen today....


Peacock on dandelion, the only relatively numerous butterfly on the island today...

Had a close eye out for butterflies today, only Peacock was seen in any numbers. Two Green Veined White were noted, along with several Brimstone. A single Small Pearl Bordered Fritillary was seen well, whilst a couple of smaller brownish butterfly sp. were seen, but always fast flying and did not settle. A single small blue butterfly also evaded good views as well as the camera...

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