Sunday (12-April-2020) — New Jersey

Backyard Springtime Nature in New Jersey.

Happy “shelter in place” Easter. Stay well. Carolina Wren and House Finch at the bird feeder today. Not getting much traffic at the bird feeders these days… A dozen deer in the backyard foraging on the new green grass. Looks like they are starting to lose their winter coats. At least six Tulips the the deer didn’t get are now blooming.

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Carolina Wren feeding at a bird feeder. Image taken with a Nikon D5 camera and 600 mm f/4 VR lens (ISO 1600, 600 mm, f/4, 1/125 sec). (David J Mathre)
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Female House Finch feeding at a bird feeder. Image taken with a Nikon D5 camera and 600 mm f/4 VR lens (ISO 400, 600 mm, f/4, 1/1250 sec). (David J Mathre)
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Male House Finch feeding at a bird feeder. Image taken with a Nikon D5 camera and 600 mm f/4 VR lens (ISO 400, 600 mm, f/4, 1/1250 sec). (David J Mathre)
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Young Doe with plenty of fresh green grass to forage. Image taken with a Nikon D5 camera and 600 mm f/4 VR lens (ISO 1250, 600 mm, f/4, 1/1250 sec). (David J Mathre)


Easter Tulips. Images taken with a Nikon D850 camera and 105 mm f/1.4 lens. Individual images from the slideshow can be viewed in my PhotoShelter gallery.

Daily Electric Energy Used (69.6 kWh) from Sense Home Energy Monitor and Daily Solar Electric Energy Produced (49.8 kWh) from SolSystems and Locus Energy. Lots of sun with short intermittent clouds. A deficit of 19.8 kWh.

Weekly Electric Energy Used (390 kWh) from Sense Home Energy Monitor and Weekly Solar Electric Energy Produced (408 kWh) from SolSystems and Locus Energy. First week this year with a surplus!! of 18 kWh 18 kWh. It is getting warmer out and more hours of sunlight (when the clouds stay away).


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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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