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

Wednesday, August 06, 2014

Baltic Gull; 2nd Calender Plumage; Skeppsbron; 6th August 2014

At rest on the water. Note the tones on the bill, typical streaking on the head and neck, dark Eye, brownish tones on  the rather dark upperparts...

Underwing, rather white on the underwing, with some coffee brown marking on the lesser and greater underwing coverts...

 Note here the two innermost primaries can be seen growing out, the first of the third generation remiges. A nice view of the tail pattern in this shot.

Images here of a second calender year Baltic Gull, this bird has been in the area for some time now, but had managed to avoid the camera lens until today. One of two birds in this age group in the area.

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