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

Friday, October 26, 2012

Migrants; Landsort; October 2012

Above and below; Barnacle Geese migrating over Sodra Lunden. The 22nd October saw a huge passage of Barnacle Geese, with an amazing 10,460 birds recorded coming in over the Baltic Sea and moving westwards onto mainland Sweden...





 Bullfinch and Greenfinch resting at Sodra Udden...


 Part of a huge flock of 1,000 Fieldfare seen moving souh on 22nd October when 4,000 birds were logged on the island. Remarkable to see these thrushes migrating en masse...


 This Great Grey Shrike was found resting at Saltmar, a handful also seen actively migrating over the sea...


 A flock of Waxwing migrating southwest on 23rd October...


 A Robin at Sodra Udden. The same bush held a Dsuky Warbler on the morning of the 23rd October, the best bird of the trip...


 Waxwings Resting at Sodra Lunden. Always a welcome sight...


Woodpigeon resting at Sodra Lunden after flying in off the sea..

A selection of shots here of various migrants taken on Landsort on my recent trip to the islands to witness migration there...


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