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

Friday, August 03, 2012

Fieldsketches and Paintings; Hällägern; 2012

 Common Tern; Begging Juveniles; Watercolour field painting...

 Arctic Tern at Dawn; Watercolour sketch..

 Arctic Tern; Juvenile; Watercolour sketch...

 Arctic Tern; Juvenile.

 Black Headed Gull; Juvenile.

 Arctic Tern; Juvenile.

 Greater Black backed Gull and Goosanders; Watercolour fieldsketch.

Goosander resting, watercolour...

A selection of fieldwork rom the trip to Hällägern, some watercolour and pencil work. I managed to get quite a bit done and you can find everything from my sketchpad at the link here;

1 comment:

Sharon Whitley said...

Really lovely loose paintings, all of them!