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

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Juvenile Dunlin; Sandemar; 14th September 2011

 This confiding group of four were oblivious to my presence, perhaps breeding far to the north away from people. In an event they aloowed me some lovely shots today. Note the new greyish scapulars, the bird is now moulting to 1st winter plumage...




 Note the rufous fringes to the upper scapulars and the long billed appearance of these birds...














 Note here the white "V" where the mantle borders the scapulars...




 Right in front of the lens...









The closest bird here looks remarkably long billed...

Shots here of juvenile Dunlin, by far my best to date of the speceies, Sandemar Reserve.

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