Tuesday (26-May-2020) — New Jersey

Backyard Springtime Nature in New Jersey.

Birds of the Day — Brown-headed Cowbird, House Finch, American Goldfinch, Northern Cardinal, Gray Catbird, Mourning Dove, and Eastern Phoebe. Many of the birds at the feeder these days are young and are trying to figure out the pecking order. I finally got a picture of the new hatchling in the Eastern Phoebe nest. Can’t tell if it is an Eastern Phoebe or Brown-headed Cowbird.


Birds of the Day. Individual images in the slideshow are available in my PhotoShelter Gallery.

Hatchling in an Eastern Phoebe nest. Image taken with a Nikon N1V3 camera and 70-300 mm VR lens (ISO 800, 300 mm, f/5.6, 1/50 sec). (David J Mathre)
Hatchling in an Eastern Phoebe nest. Image taken with a Nikon N1V3 camera and 70-300 mm VR lens (ISO 800, 300 mm, f/5.6, 1/50 sec). (David J Mathre)

Spring flowers of the day — Poppies (California, Oriental, Red), Allium, Cosmos, Five-spot, Rhododendron, Siberian Wallflower, Evening Primrose, Foxglove, and Tulip Tree.


Flowers of the Day – Portrait Mode. Individual images in the slideshow are available in my https://www.davidmathre.com/gallery/20200526-flwrP/G0000BByryrjGLco/C0000_OAlOXNRF70.


Flowers of the Day – Landscape Mode. Individual images in the slideshow are available in my PhotoShelter Gallery.

Daily Electric Energy Used (47.8 kWh) from meter readings the Sense Home Energy Monitor. The daily Solar Electric Energy Produced (75.9 kWh) from SolSystems and Locus Energy. Fog in the morning, Sun in the afternoon. A surplus of 34.2 kWh.


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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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