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

Monday, August 15, 2011

1st Calender Baltic Gulls; Skeppsbron

 Above and below a very nicely marked pale type bird with dark upperparts. These birds are very variable, though generally they are small with a slim, long winged build. The secondaries are particularily dark in this individual...





 Another pale type which demonstrates the differing appearances of these juvenile birds...


Again a fairly pale bird, this one with rich buff fringes to the mantle, scapulars and wing covert's, not an unusual plumage by any means..

1st Calender Baltic Gulls from this morning at Skeppsbron...

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