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

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Yellow browed Warbler, Landsort; 23rd October 2012



 Yellow Browed Warbler. This bird was found on the 23rd October along the roadside, feeding among a group of Goldcrest. Only minutes later we found a Pallas's Warbler. With such a late date we were conscious that the bird be carefully screened for features that might suggest Hume's Leaf Warbler, though, as can be seen from the photo, this bird was quite bright and had dark bases to the secondaries. It also called eventually and confirmed its identity. Only my second Swedish Yellow browed Warbler, having found one at the same site a year previously...

 Nutcracker. Not a species I see a lot of and this bird was most welcome. The bird was secretive, though has been on the island for a week or two, it was nice to see it. Not the greatest photo in the world..


Greenfinch and Bramblings. Finally, on the morning of the 24th October, there was some passerine passage...


A few shots here of some birding moments from Landsort last week....

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