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; Sunday 23rd June 2013

A quite day spent relaxing. I was ver tired after working a lot of later and slept late. A good look around revealed the island was rather quiet bird wise, just the regular breeding species in evidence. Birds were as expected with one notable exception, 4 Scaup were a nice bonus to the north of the island, two males with females. Spent the afternoon doing a little sketching, using my watercolour box.

The view from outside the cabin..

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