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
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Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Ringed adult Argentatus; Skeppsholm; 25th July 2011

This colour ringed bird at the site today. A finnish ringed bird this one.


Flavipes said...

Cool! It's the third Summer this individual visit Stockholm/Skeppsbron. I saw it last year and I saw it in 2009! Nice photos Btw

alan dalton said...

Hi there,

I have also seen this bird at the site, most recently in Febuary of this year, when I photographed it showing dark primary covert's, so this bird is in it 4th calender year.