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

Wednesday, May 09, 2012

Migants; Landsort; May 2012

 A female Pied Flycatcher, several birds most days on the island...




 A male Pied Flycatcher fresh in on the first morning at Sodra Udden in the early morning...




 Lesser Whitethroat, up to thirty birds present, a very common passage and breeding species on the island..




 A cracking male Red Backed Shrike graced Bredmar on my last day, an early bird this and very welcome...




 Male Redstart. Up to twenty present on the first day, though difficult to get close to with the camera. This one was at Jutvik and was catching flies along the shoreline...




 A Swallow at rest at Sodra Udden, having just come in off the sea...




 Wheatear at Norrudden on lichen covered rocks..


 A female Wheatear which was attracted to it's own reflection in a window...




 A cock Whinchat, no more than two present on any day, among the nicest of spring migrants these..




Willow Warbler, very much the prevelent species and abundant on the island...






























A selection of shot of migrants taken during the trip to Landsort, as well as some recordings made during the stay of some of the species...

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