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

Monday, February 20, 2012

Luxparken; 20th Febuary 2012

 Mute Swan preening...




 Herring Gull; A 3rd Calender bird in the foreground. Over 400 Herrong Gull present today at a very impressice gull roost which I was not aware of until today...




 Herring Gull; A 2nd calender bird here showing a rather unusual bill for a bird of this age...




Herring Gull; A 2nd calender bird shakes off some water in flight...


A visit to Luxparken today, the aim to see the wintering Pintail at the site, which was seen easily. What I had not expected was to find a superb winter gull roost at the site! 415 Herring Gull, 11 Greater Black-backed Gull, 48 Common Gull and 120 Black-headed Gull were counted. Although nothing unusual was seen amongst them the site surely has potential. Also at the site were Tufted Duck, a few Goosander and a single White-tailed Eagle which flew past and caused all the gulls to take to the air...


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