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

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Hällögern; 25th June 2013

Another day of choirs. Happily it was the last day of work and I managed to finish the roof, as well as sort the engine out with a little help from a neighbor. A morning stint birding saw one Little Gull still present, along with the Spotted Redshank. An Osprey flew past, as did a distant Honey Buzzard, a male bird. Also new for the week was Lesser Whitethroat and Yellowhammer, though generally it was quiet. I spent my time painting and drawing, which was very nice. A scorching hot day again today, a bit of rain might be interesting bird wise...

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