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 23, 2012

Skeppsbron; 23rd July 2012

 Pristine; Argentatus Herring Gull as fresh as it gets...one of five birds present in its age group...




 The same bird chasing Rice Crispies....




 And again, a male bird perhaps and rather dominant...




 A 2nd Calender Argentaus...




 And another 2nd Calnder, this time of year the mid primaries are dropped, new inners, old outers.




 A 3rd calender bird currently dominant onsite, a brute of a bird. The new birds staking their claim and yet to learn their place. This taken at close range, with Nikkor 50mm.




 A 2nd Calender LBBG, been about a while. Neutral light today excellent fot gull photos..




 They come close, eat out of your hand, Baltic LBBG at 50mm...




 Dominant adlut Baltic LBBG giving it socks..




 And some more..




 Above and below; Probable intermedius 3rd calender showed well today, the adult bird less well..









 A new arrival, another 2nd calender plus type LBBG, not so showy, made a brief appearance...





2nd Calender Argentatus Herring Gull...


 Above and below; 1st Calender Baltic Lesser Black-backed Gull..a stunning fresh juvenile...




Todays exploits from Skeppsbron, impending rain saw good numbers of gulls, neutral light made for good shots....



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