Summertime Backyard Nature in New Jersey.
Birds of the Day: Tufted Titmouse, Chipping Sparrow, American Goldfinch, Gray Catbird, Black-capped Chickadee, American Crow, Northern Cardinal, Brown-headed Cowbird, House Finch, Blue Jay, Red-bellied Woodpecker, and Downy Woodpecker. Something different, I set up a D850 camera and 200 mm f/2 VR lens to take an image every 5 seconds. Then processed as a time-lapse video.
Butterfly of the Day: Common Skipper?.
There definitely are two types of Clearwing moths were present. They prefer pink to purple flowers (Bee-Balm, Lemon-Mint, Bergamot, Larkspur, Delphinium). The Clearwing Hummingbird moth (Hemaris thysbe) is larger, and has light-colored front legs. The Clearwing Snowberry moth (Hemaris diffinis) is smaller, and has dark/black colored front legs. I am trying different camera lens combinations to see which is the best to capture images of these moths.
Clearwing Hummingbird Moths (Hemaris thysbe) captured with a Fuji X-H1 camera and 100-400 mm OIS lens. Individual images from this slide show can be viewed at my PhotoShelter Gallery.
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Daily Electric Energy Used (61.5 kWh) from Sense. Daily Solar Electric Energy Produced (80.8 kWh) from Sense and SolSystems. Lots of sun. A surplus of 19.3 kWh.