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
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

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Red Eyed Damselfly (Erythromma najas); Tyresta National Park

 Red Eyed Damselfly, what a stunning beast it is too. Very nice indeed to ge this in front of the lens at close range today.

 Difficult more me to say wheteher this is a female or an immature male, both appear simular. A rather large damselfly...

Abdomen in focus in this one. Note the eye colour. Looking forward to adult males in the near future!

Theres a small lake in Tyresta that I went to have a look at and on arrival it was full of odonata, soon I located Red Eyed Damselflies close to the sides and they proceded to give themselves up for the camera in wonderful light. Happy days.

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