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

Monday, March 11, 2013

Snow Buntings; Watercolour and a Common Gull study..

 A watercolour painting of Snow Buntings, completed from fieldwork done at Hammarby. The piece is around A3 in size and turned out quite well...

Common Gulls. Here is a study done at home on the couch, this one off the top of my head after seeing some roosting birds yesterday as Skeppsbron. This piece may well be developed further at the studio..

Some recent watercolour work, very nice to work with this medium again...

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