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

Sunday, February 05, 2012

Goosander; Skeppsbron; 5th Febuary 2012

 An adult male, a cracking bird ful of contrast. Just try and get the birds eye exposed properly through the lend, a tough challenge even in excellent light...




 A group of males on the water...




 These birds are plentiful right now, large flocks cover the surface...




 A young bird here, note the lack of a crested appearance. The white breast hints this to be a drake...




 A trio of Goosanders scythe through the water...








Goosanders are a feature right now at Skeppsbron and they are everywhere. There are now over 700 birds onsite and it is quite a spectacle....

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