Monday (16-July-2018) — New Jersey

Backyard Summertime Nature in New Jersey.

Male House Finch working the Bird Feeder. Unlike the Blue Jay, the House Finch is able to crack a sunflower seed in its mouth, and extract the seed. Much more efficient feeding, since it doesn’t need to go away to crack the sunflower seed open.

Male House Finch with a Sunflower Seed. Image taken with a Nikon D4 camera and 600 mm f/4 VR telephoto lens. (DAVID J MATHRE)
Male House Finch with a Sunflower Seed. Image taken with a Nikon D4 camera and 600 mm f/4 VR telephoto lens. (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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