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

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Two-barred Crossbill; Adult Males; Uppsala; 24th January 2012

More images here of Two-barred Crossbill males from a couple of days ago, naturally with such incredibly close views a lot of images were taken. Going through some two hundred shots after the event  you realise that several more shots are worth a second look, so here they are...


Scott (@NESASK) said...

Very nice series of photos, Alan. We had some White-winged Crossbills here recently.

NatureFootstep said...

hallå där. Snygg blog du har. Jag har en artblogg där jag lägger upp mina arter.

Du får gärna hälsa på.

Jag såg de här korsnäbbarna i höstas. I vinter har jag inte sett dom. Men Katrineholm är rätt fågelfatting. :(