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

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Variable Damselflies; Broangarna

 Male Variable Damselfly; The first time I have got a decent shot of a male of this species. Note the slim abdomen, large amounts of black on S6-S8 and the "Y" shaped dark mark on S2.

Female Variable Damselfly

A couple of images here of Variable Damselfly from Broangarna. Commonplace at the site and took a few minutes out of birding to grab a few images...

1 comment:

wayne lowery said...

nice snaps alan