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

Sunday, June 05, 2016

Kingfisher; Tyresö Slott; January 2016

Finally got around to editing some nice footage of this wonderful female Common Kingfisher from Tyresö Slott. The bird was present at Follbrinkstrommen during a deep freeze and was a real star. I popped out to see the bird on seeing that it was approachable and managed my best video footage of this stunning species to date. Kingfishers are a very scarce species arround Stockholm due to the cold winters and it was very nice to see this bird at this site, which is a favourite place of mine...

As always, the footage is best viewed in the highest definition your computer can handle, this is available in 4K.

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