Friday (06-March-2020) — New Jersey

Backyard Wintertime Nature in New Jersey.

Birds at the bird feeder. Northern Cardinal, Mourning Dove, and House Finch.

Female Northern Cardinal eating sunflower seeds. Image taken with a Nikon D5 camera and 600 mm f/4 VR lens (ISO 800, 600 mm, f/4, 1/1250 sec). (DAVID J MATHRE)
Female Northern Cardinal eating sunflower seeds. Image taken with a Nikon D5 camera and 600 mm f/4 VR lens (ISO 800, 600 mm, f/4, 1/1250 sec). (DAVID J MATHRE)
Mourning Dove. Image taken with a Nikon D5 camera and 600 mm f/4 VR lens (ISO 1400, 600 mm, f/4, 1/1250 sec). (DAVID J MATHRE)
Mourning Dove. Image taken with a Nikon D5 camera and 600 mm f/4 VR lens (ISO 1400, 600 mm, f/4, 1/1250 sec). (DAVID J MATHRE)
Male and Female House Finch eating sunflower seeds. Image taken with a Nikon D5 camera and 600 mm f/4 VR lens (ISO 1600, 600 mm, f/4, 1/800 sec). (DAVID J MATHRE)
Male and Female House Finch eating sunflower seeds. Image taken with a Nikon D5 camera and 600 mm f/4 VR lens (ISO 1600, 600 mm, f/4, 1/800 sec). (DAVID J MATHRE)

Daily Electric Energy Used (72.6 kWh) from Sense Home Energy Monitor and Daily Solar Electric Energy Produced (8.6 kWh) from SolSystems and Locus Energy. Cloudy all day. A deficit of 64.0 kWh.


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Four Years Ago (06-March-2016) — Indian Ocean

Gone to See the World. Semester at Sea Spring 2016 Voyage on the MV World Odyssey. Day 61: Neptune Day while crossing the Indian Ocean.

Neptune Day celebration. Time-lapse video of the shellback initiation for those crossing the equator their first time. Over 50 of the students and life-long learners had their heads shaved.

I feel for the Semester at Sea voyagers this year as they miss several ports to avoid the COVID-19 virus. I wish them well, and hope the program is able to continue in the future.