Monday (02-October-2017) — New Jersey

Backyard Autumn Nature in New Jersey

A number of Black-capped Chickadee’s and Tufted “Black-crested” Titmouse  (Titmice?) have descended on my backyard wildflower meadow to gouge on the sunflower seeds.


Ten-Years Ago (11-March-2007) — New Jersey

Walkabout in my backyard on a winter day looking for birds. Black-capped Chickadee and Northern Cardinals.

Black-capped chickadee. Backyard winter nature in New Jersey. Image taken with a Nikon D2xs camera and 80-400 mm VR lens (ISO 200, 400 mm, f/5.6, 1/500 sec). (David J Mathre)
Black-capped chickadee. Backyard winter nature in New Jersey. Image taken with a Nikon D2xs camera and 80-400 mm VR lens (ISO 200, 400 mm, f/5.6, 1/500 sec). (David J Mathre)
Female Northern Red Cardinal in the afternoon sun. Backyard winter nature in New Jersey. Image taken with a Nikon D2xs camera and 80-400 mm VR lens (ISO 200, 400 mm, f/5.6, 1/640 sec). (David J Mathre)
Female Northern Red Cardinal in the afternoon sun. Backyard winter nature in New Jersey. Image taken with a Nikon D2xs camera and 80-400 mm VR lens (ISO 200, 400 mm, f/5.6, 1/640 sec). (David J Mathre)
Northern Northern Red Cardinal in the afternoon sun. Backyard winter nature in New Jersey. Image taken with a Nikon D2xs camera and 80-400 mm VR lens (ISO 200, 400 mm, f/5.6, 1/320 sec). (David J Mathre)
Northern Northern Red Cardinal in the afternoon sun. Backyard winter nature in New Jersey. Image taken with a Nikon D2xs camera and 80-400 mm VR lens (ISO 200, 400 mm, f/5.6, 1/320 sec). (David J Mathre)

Three-Years Ago (18-February-2009) — New Jersey

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

It was really cold out when I found this small bird trying to keep warm above my front door. It kept flying around and getting bits of the spider webs caught on its beak and wings. These images were taken with my “go anywhere” Nikon D300 camera and 18-200 mm lens with the pop-up flash. I did need to remove the lens hood to prevent a shadow in the image.



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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.  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).