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, May 09, 2012

Slavonian Grebes; Landsort; May 2012

Slavonian Grebes from Norrudden. Landsort. What can you say about an opportunity like this to photograph such intimate behaviour of this stunning species. I managed these shots by crawling underneath a jetty and waiting by the nest. The birds were completely oblivious of my presence and I was thrilled on the second day to capture the birds mating. A once in a lifetime chance this...the images speak for themselves.

Below are a couple of sound recordings of this pair....

1 comment:

Jan's Travel and Tours said...

Nice shots of these very beautiful birds...keep on posting!