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, April 11, 2013

Gulls; Lilla Blecktornsparken; Sodermalm; 11th April 2013

 A displaying adult summer plumaged Black Headed Gull in full sunlight...


 A newly returned pair of Baltic Lesser Black-backed Gulls were also present today at the small park, here is the smaller billed of the two, perhaps a female bird...


A second calender year Argentatus Herring Gull came down onto the deck for my biscuits...

I couldn't resist posting a few nice shots of the other gull species taken today whilst watching the Iceland Gull. The light today was superb. the gulls were in immaculate, full plumage. Here is the best of the shots taken...

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