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, July 16, 2012

Adult Baltic Lesser Black-backed Gulls; Skeppsbron; 16th July 2012

Long winged in flight with a single small white mirror on P10, very dark upperparts, as well as a small head and bill, make up the classic features of adult  Baltic Lesser Black-backed Gull...






Nice detail here of the wingtip...



Shots here of adult Baltic Lesser Black-backed Gulls in flight form Skeppsbron earlier this afternoon, the light was superb today. At least 18 birds present today...


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