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

Friday, June 03, 2011

Weasel; Angarn






My first Weasel. Quite amazing little animal. One minute your watching your first Black-winged Pratincole, suddenly there's a movement in the grass to your right and there it is, inches away. The upright stance looking right at me, before it came right under feet three times! A tiny little chap, fearless and curious, my first ever and a stunning encounter. Not often these days do I get a mammal tick, this really was very nice...

2 comments:

wayne lowery said...

Great stuff, sounds like you had a good day, i've also never seen one in the wild.

Alan Dalton said...

Was very nice, not a creature you could plan to see on any given day..a stroke of good fortune really...