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 22, 2011

Skeppsbron; 22nd August 2011

 The Yellow-legged Gull still present at the site...




This bird continues to moult scapulars, note the new feathers and exposed lower scaps where the meddle scapulars have been dropped...


The Yellow-legged Gull continues it's stay at the site, now a month in residence. Popped by for a little sketching and took some video footage which I will ost below. Plenty of Argetatus around today, with a further increase in 1st calender birds. Baltic Gulls are less numerous as many have left for migration. As we move towards September the likelyhood of a Caspian Gull at the site increases, lets hope one arrives this year...

For the video click on the link here...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T7PSNmV6rpI


3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hi Alan! Very nice pictures!It seems that arrived at Skeppsbron only a few minutes after you left!!! Luckily I had some good views of the Yellow-legged Gull there.
Cheers, Dirk

Alan Dalton said...

Just missed you again today, I was in fact sitting at Tullhus 1 whilst you were feeding the glls at Tullhus 3! See you there soon no doubt!

Anonymous said...

Amazing! Because I arrived at Tullhus 1 at about 9:30. There were no gull around so I attracted them with bread but didn't see any YLG coming. At about 10:15 when the bread was finished I moved away to buy more bread with another birdwatcher (Fredrik) and when we came back Fredrik spotted the YLG in the water: surprisingly, it was alone in the water somewhere in front of Tullhus 3! We then decided to bring it to the ground for better views and it worked... I left Tullhus 3 a few minutes after 11:00am. Dirk