Wednesday (18-February-2009) — New Jersey

Backyard Winter Nature in New Jersey: Black-capped Chickadee.

I found this small bird trying to keep warm in my front doorway.ย  It looked like it was trying to make a nest in an old spider web.

Black-capped Chickadee trying to keep warm. Image taken with a Nikon D300 and 18-200 mm VR lens (ISO 800, 200 mm, f/5.6, 1/60 sec, flash). (David J Mathre)
Black-capped Chickadee trying to keep warm. Image taken with a Nikon D300 camera and 18-200 mm VR lens (ISO 800, 200 mm, f/5.6, 1/60 sec, flash).

Sunday (18-January-2009) — New Jersey

Wintertime Nature in the Sourland Mountain Preserve.

We had a bit of snow last night. I went for a short walk in the Sourland Mountain Preserve. When I got home I found this young deer eating my shrubs.

Winter Winding Road. Sourland Mountain Preserve. Nikon D300 18-200 mm f/3.5-5.6 VR lens (ISO 200, 50 mm, f/8, 1/250 sec) (David J Mathre)
Winter Winding Road. Sourland Mountain Preserve. Nikon D300 camera and 18-200 mm f/3.5-5.6 VR lens (ISO 200, 50 mm, f/8, 1/250 sec).
Winter Grass with Snow. Sourland Mountain Preserve. Nikon D300 18-200 mm f/3.5-5.6 VR lens (ISO 200, 95 mm, f/7.1, 1/200 sec) (David J Mathre)
Winter Grass with Snow. Sourland Mountain Preserve. Nikon D300 18-200 mm f/3.5-5.6 VR lens (ISO 200, 95 mm, f/7.1, 1/200 sec) (David J Mathre)
Winter Grass with Snow. Sourland Mountain Preserve. Nikon D300 18-200 mm f/3.5-5.6 VR lens (ISO 200, 200 mm, f/7.1, 1/200 sec) (David J Mathre)
Winter Grass with Snow. Sourland Mountain Preserve. Nikon D300 18-200 mm f/3.5-5.6 VR lens (ISO 200, 200 mm, f/7.1, 1/200 sec) (David J Mathre)
Yearling Deer Eating my Shrubs in the Snow. Nikon D300 18-200 mm f/3.5-5.6 VR lens (ISO 200, 200 mm, f/6.3, 1/160 sec) (David J Mathre)
Yearling Deer Eating my Shrubs in the Snow. Nikon D300 18-200 mm f/3.5-5.6 VR lens (ISO 200, 200 mm, f/6.3, 1/160 sec) (David J Mathre)

Friday (02-January-2009) — New Jersey

Backyard Winter Nature in New Jersey: Afternoon Walkabout.

Holly tree and red berries after a light snow. Images taken with a Nikon D700 camera and 80-400 mm VR lens (ISO 1250, 230 mm, f/5.6, 1/400 sec) (David J Mathre)
Holly tree and red berries after a light snow. Images taken with a Nikon D700 camera and 80-400 mm VR lens (ISO 1250, 230 mm, f/5.6, 1/400 sec) (David J Mathre)
Lone pine cone after a light snow. Images taken with a Nikon D700 camera and 80-400 mm VR lens (ISO 1600, 400 mm, f/5.6, 1/160 sec) (David J Mathre)
Lone pine cone after a light snow. Images taken with a Nikon D700 camera and 80-400 mm VR lens (ISO 1600, 400 mm, f/5.6, 1/160 sec) (David J Mathre)
Rhododendron bush after a light snow. Images taken with a Nikon D700 camera and 80-400 mm VR lens (ISO 1250, 230 mm, f/5.6, 1/400 sec) (David J Mathre)
Rhododendron bush after a light snow. Images taken with a Nikon D700 camera and 80-400 mm VR lens (ISO 1250, 230 mm, f/5.6, 1/400 sec) (David J Mathre)
Lone male red cardinal after a light snow. Images taken with a Nikon D700 camera and 80-400 mm VR lens (ISO 1600, 400 mm, f/5.6, 1/250 sec) (David J Mathre)
Lone male red cardinal after a light snow. Images taken with a Nikon D700 camera and 80-400 mm VR lens (ISO 1600, 400 mm, f/5.6, 1/250 sec) (David J Mathre)

Thursday (01-January-2009) — New Jersey

Wintertime Nature in the Sourland Mountain Preserve.

New Year’s day winter walkabout at the Sourland Mountain Preserve.