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

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Shore Lark; Sound Recordings, Photos and Fieldsketches; Landsort; 22nd October 2012

 My first view of one of the birds on the rock on eastern sodra Lunden...


 Eventually, both birds were in front of me on the road feeding, a fantastic sight..





 What a cracking species..!



A sound recording here of the birds made whilst they were feeding in front of me on the road...




A second sound recording of the birds feeding on the ground, calling....



Lastly, a sound recording of a migrating bird, calling high overhead...

A series of very useful sound recording above. It was very nice to familiarize myself with the calls of this species, which I have only seen one one previous occasion, many years ago in Ireland...








The fieldsketches made whilst the birds were in front of me feeding...

Shore Lark is a bird that had eluded me in Sweden until the 22nd October 2012. During the morning we had at least four birds, two overhead miratig singly, whilst later on a real treat came when two passed over quite low. These birds were eventually seen at the tip of soda Udden, but were flighty. Late though, they were located feeding around the shalets on sodra Lunden and gave stunning views in front of me on the road feeding. These birds were easily sound recorded, though happily, I also got a recording of migrating birds over head...


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