Eleven-Years Ago (29-December-2006) — New Jersey

Backyard Winter Nature in New Jersey: Cats.

This local cat started showing up every day. I could tell when it was around when the birds got quiet. I don’t mind when it is hunting field mice, and wish it would chase the squirrels that were moving into the attic.

Local Cat Caught Birding. Early Winter Backyard Nature in New Jersey. Image taken with a Nikon D2xs and 80-400 mm VR lens (ISO 200, 400 mm, f/5.6, 1/200 sec). (David J Mathre)
Local Cat Caught Birding. Early Winter Backyard Nature in New Jersey. Image taken with a Nikon D2xs and 80-400 mm VR lens (ISO 200, 400 mm, f/5.6, 1/200 sec). (David J Mathre)

Local Cat Leaving. Early Winter Backyard Nature in New Jersey. Image taken with a Nikon D2xs and 80-400 mm VR lens (ISO 200, 400 mm, f/5.6, 1/350 sec). (David J Mathre)
Local Cat Leaving. Early Winter Backyard Nature in New Jersey. Image taken with a Nikon D2xs and 80-400 mm VR lens (ISO 200, 400 mm, f/5.6, 1/350 sec). (David J Mathre)

Author: David Mathre

I am a scientist by training (Eckerd College, BSc; Caltech, Ph.D.). I worked for 27 years as a Chemist in the Pharmaceutical Industry developing processes to manufacture medicines for human and animal health. I now spend my time as a photographer and world traveler. My interests in photography include the natural world, wildlife, landscapes, skyscapes, and seascapes. I have traveled to over 50 countries over the last 10 years, often on Semester at Sea voyages. While at home in New Jersey, I spend time on a home renovation project and expanding my wildflower garden/meadow.

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