Twelve-Years Ago (19-January-2008) — New Jersey

Backyard Wintertime Nature in New Jersey.

After returning from the Sourland Mountain Preserve, I did a quick walkabout in my backyard. I saw a number of different birds. Female Northern Cardinal, Blue Jay, White-breasted Nuthatch, Downy Woodpecker, Red-bellied Woodpecker, and Turkey Vulture. Later in the afternoon I looked out my  back door and saw a Red-tailed Hawk perched in a tree.

Female Northern Cardinal feeding on the ground. Image taken with a Nikon D300 camera and 80-400 mm VR lens (ISO 200, 400 mm, f/5.6, 1/320 sec). (David J Mathre)
Female Northern Cardinal feeding on the ground. Image taken with a Nikon D300 camera and 80-400 mm VR lens (ISO 200, 400 mm, f/5.6, 1/320 sec). (David J Mathre)
Blue Jay perched on a branch. Image taken with a Nikon D300 camera and 80-400 mm VR lens (ISO 200, 400 mm, f/5.6, 1/500 sec). (David J Mathre)
Blue Jay perched on a branch. Image taken with a Nikon D300 camera and 80-400 mm VR lens (ISO 200, 400 mm, f/5.6, 1/500 sec). (David J Mathre)
White-breasted Nuthatch perched on a branch. Image taken with a Nikon D300 camera and 80-400 mm VR lens (ISO 200, 400 mm, f/5.6, 1/400 sec). (David J Mathre)
White-breasted Nuthatch perched on a branch. Image taken with a Nikon D300 camera and 80-400 mm VR lens (ISO 200, 400 mm, f/5.6, 1/400 sec). (David J Mathre)
White-breasted Nuthatch perched on a branch. Image taken with a Nikon D300 camera and 80-400 mm VR lens (ISO 200, 400 mm, f/5.6, 1/400 sec). (David J Mathre)
White-breasted Nuthatch perched on a branch. Image taken with a Nikon D300 camera and 80-400 mm VR lens (ISO 200, 400 mm, f/5.6, 1/400 sec). (David J Mathre)
Downy Woodpecker perched on a branch. Image taken with a Nikon D300 camera and 80-400 mm VR lens (ISO 200, 400 mm, f/5.6, 1/320 sec). (David J Mathre)
Downy Woodpecker perched on a branch. Image taken with a Nikon D300 camera and 80-400 mm VR lens (ISO 200, 400 mm, f/5.6, 1/320 sec). (David J Mathre)
Red-bellied Woodpecker. Image taken with a Nikon D300 camera and 80-400 mm VR lens (ISO 200, 400 mm, f/5.6, 1/1250 sec). (David J Mathre)
Red-bellied Woodpecker. Image taken with a Nikon D300 camera and 80-400 mm VR lens (ISO 200, 400 mm, f/5.6, 1/1250 sec). (David J Mathre)
Red-bellied Woodpecker. Image taken with a Nikon D300 camera and 80-400 mm VR lens (ISO 200, 400 mm, f/5.6, 1/400 sec). (David J Mathre)
Red-bellied Woodpecker. Image taken with a Nikon D300 camera and 80-400 mm VR lens (ISO 200, 400 mm, f/5.6, 1/400 sec). (David J Mathre)
Turkey Vulture soaring. Image taken with a Nikon D300 camera and 80-400 mm VR lens (ISO 200, 400 mm, f/5.6, 1/500 sec). (David J Mathre)
Turkey Vulture soaring. Image taken with a Nikon D300 camera and 80-400 mm VR lens (ISO 200, 400 mm, f/5.6, 1/500 sec). (David J Mathre)
Red-tailed Hawk perched on a branch. Image taken with a Nikon D300 camera and 80-400 mm VR lens (ISO 800, 400 mm, f/5.6, 1/160 sec). (David J Mathre)
Red-tailed Hawk perched on a branch. Image taken with a Nikon D300 camera and 80-400 mm VR lens (ISO 800, 400 mm, f/5.6, 1/160 sec). (David J Mathre)
Red-tailed Hawk perched on a branch. Image taken with a Nikon D300 camera and 80-400 mm VR lens (ISO 800, 400 mm, f/5.6, 1/100 sec). (David J Mathre)
Red-tailed Hawk perched on a branch. Image taken with a Nikon D300 camera and 80-400 mm VR lens (ISO 800, 400 mm, f/5.6, 1/100 sec). (David J Mathre)
Red-tailed Hawk perched on a branch. Image taken with a Nikon D300 camera and 80-400 mm VR lens (ISO 800, 400 mm, f/5.6, 1/250 sec). (David J Mathre)
Red-tailed Hawk perched on a branch. Image taken with a Nikon D300 camera and 80-400 mm VR lens (ISO 800, 400 mm, f/5.6, 1/250 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 updating images in My Image of the Day Photoblog, and My eBird (with images of nearly 450 bird species). hope post COVID-19 to be a world traveler again. My interests include the natural world, wildlife, landscapes, sky, and seascapes, travel, and astrophotography. I look for unique ways of viewing the world and presenting my images. I have traveled to over 55 countries in six continents, often on Semester at Sea voyages. While at home in New Jersey, I spend time on home renovation and expansion of a wildflower garden/meadow.

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