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, August 01, 2017

Gulls at Skeppsbron; 1st August 2017

 Herring Gull, argentatus in juvenile plumage. One of just two birds present in this agegroup at the site. Wonderful tail pattern on view in this shot...

 The same juvenile argentatus Herring Gull at rest on the water, a pretty typical individual...


 Common Gull, a pristine, fresh juvenile bird...


 Juvenile Common Gull in flight, immaculate fresh plaumage...


 Adult Baltic Gull calling in front of the camera lens...


 Long calling Baltic Gulls...


More long calling...


 And even more...


 A stunning dark Baltic Gull, adult bird.


Baltic Gull. At close range, many show brownish hues in the upperparts...

Images from a very nice evening watching gulls at Skeppsbron...

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