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

Friday, May 23, 2014

Digiscoping with Panasonic GH4, Wood Warbler

Digiscoped shots here from today at Dammtorp, where I Went in order to try and digiscope Wood Warblers. The site Always has a few pairs at this time of the year and I found a couple of displaying males easily enough by whistling their call. One bird proved to be an excellent model, though it was incredibly Active and I only managed to get focus on two occasions with the camera mounted, burst mode was enabled on the GH4, which enabled the shots above. The camera had to be set on high ISO1600, due to the darknes under the canopy, the camera handled it very well. The high ISO allowed me to get up to  an 800th of a second with the shutter, enough to freeze the action. Wonderful Little birds, had hoped to get some video, though they were too restless today..


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