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

Skeppsbron; 15th August 2011

Yellow-legged Gull still present today, a comparison here with an Argentatus of the same age...

 
A very familiar bird to me at this stage. Moult progressing on the scapulars...


 
The bird present all morning along the dock at Skeppsbron...

 
The probable intermedius was also briefly seen twice. This bird now in the area since last Thursday at least, easily picked out in flight...


 
A second calender Argentatus preening, lots of photo opportunities today, despite the rather bad light...

 
Adult Baltic Gull in display on the dock...

 
One of the two 2nd calender Baltic Gulls also seen today...

Daily check today produced a lot of gulls due to the weather closing in. No less than 52 2nd calender Herring Gulls alone were noted. The Yellow-legged Gull continues to look very settled at the site, the probable Continental(intermedius) Lesser black-backed Gull again seen. A single Great black-backed Gull showed well...

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