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

Saturday, March 09, 2019

Recent Sketches and Drawings

 Caspian Gull; 1st Winter

 Coal Tit; Faber Castell Fineliner

 Common Gull; 1st Winter; Faber Castell Fineliner

 Gret Crested Grebe; Fineliner fieldsketches done at North Bull Island, Dublin.

 Great Grey Owl; Fineliner and Charcoal Pencil

 Herring Gull; 3rd Cycle; Pencil fieldsketch done at Skeppsbron, Stockholm.

 Lesser Spotted Woodpecker; Pencil Fieldsketch

 Peregrine Falcon; Fineliner fieldsketch done on North Bull Island, Dublin. Finished at home using black coloured pencil and Faber Castell Fineliner.

 Red throated Diver; Exploring felt tipped pen medium, experimental drawing.

 Twite; Faber Castell Fineliner

 Twite; Faber Castell Fineliner

 Whinchat; Juvenile; Faber Castell Fineliner

Wood Warber in Song; Faber Castell Fineliner

A few recent drawings and fieldsketches done over the late winter period. Looking forward to the spring here...