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, July 04, 2013

Northern Wheatear; Angarn; 3rd July 2013



 Juvenile Northern Wheatear


 Adult female Northern Wheatear


 Juvenile Northern Wheatear


Juvenile Northern Wheatear

Whilst out at angarn searching for the Lesser Grey shrike I came across a family of Northern Wheatear, the newly fledged young being attended by the female. The light was good and I managed some nice shots of these birds, the best of which are posted here. Other birds included 2 Osprey, 4 Marsh Harrier, 80 Common Swift, 2 Redshank, 8 Yellow Wagtail, 6 Wood sandpiper, 1 honey buzzard and a Common Buzzard...

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