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
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

Saturday, January 14, 2012

KF Lägret/Bro IP; 14th January 2012

An early morning outing with John Costello was made difficult by a stiff breeze which was bone chilling, as well as driving snow at some points in the morning. Happily we scored one of the target birds straight away, a Rough Legged Buzzard, seen well first thing and very nice too! The bird was very mobile and remained distant troughout the morning. Not a lot else going on birdwise, though a Black Woodpecker calling was new for the year. A second calender Goshawk was my fourth of the year! Small parties of Fieldfare were noted as well as some common species...

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