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, March 11, 2013

Watercolour Sketches; Snow Bunting and Kestrel

 Kestrel Hovering; A quick watercolour sketch made whilst the bird was hovering above the hillside. The bird was often on view...






A few watercolour sketches of male Snow Buntings made in the field, the birds feeding in typical habitat, a rocky hillside on the sunlit side of the ski hill in Hammarby. Very nice to get such good views, though the cold was a problem and the brushes had to be heated in the hands after begining to freeze and turn rigid...

A few pages of watercolour fieldwork from a recent trip to Hammarby. A small group of snow Buntings was a very nice suprise on the day...

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