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, April 23, 2012

Gadwall; Ågesta; 23rd April 2012

 Gadwall pair at Ågesta...




 Female Gadwall..




 Male Gadwall...




Female Gadwall...


Some decent images here of a pair of Gadwall from Pumphusängen, Ågesta. Nice to get this pair at close range today and allow some photos to be taken. A real bonus came in the form of a male Whinchat in the reeds behing these birds, a first for 2012 and an early record...


1 comment:

Mike Woodcock said...

Gorgeous shots of a gorgeous duck, especially the female.