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

Monday, April 11, 2016

Matflotten and Skeppsbron; 12th January 2016

Greater Scaup; 2nd Calender male at Matflotten

A quick trip around Skeppsbron to catch up on some winter wildfowl. Plenty of Goosander, Tufted Duck and a few Goldeneye were par for the course, but at Matflotten I finally located the bird I was after amongst the hundreds of Tufted Duck and Mallard, a Greater Scaup, a second calender male. The bird was moulting as it turned out. The bird has been in the area for a while now, though I was glad to finally get close views and a few photos...

Greater Scaup; 2nd Calender male at Matflotten


Greater Scaup; 2nd Calender male at Matflotten


Greater Scaup; 2nd Calender male at Matflotten

A while later it was time for an escapee, though a pretty eyecatching species. This male Mandarin was around, now at the site for its second winter in a row.


Mandarin Duck at Skeppsholmen


Mandarin Duck at Skeppsholmen



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