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

Tuesday, November 01, 2011

Herring Gulls; Skeppsbron; 1st November 2011

 1st Calender with a well marked underwing here. The bill looked rather deep...




 Above and below, the same 1st calender bird...









 A 1st calender bird in flight showing it's upperparts.




 A second calender here in flight...




 Above and below; Adult Argentatus in flight...




A selection of shots here of Herring Gulls from Skeppsbron today. Not a lot of birds around, alarmingly there is a large building site developing right where the gulls tend to loaf. If nothing else viewing the birds at this site may become more difficult in the future. It's impact on the birds itself will be harder to predict...

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