Sunday (13-September-2020) — New Jersey

Summertime Backyard Nature in New Jersey.

The new bird at the birdfeeder today was a male Rose-breasted Grosbeak. I’ve observed female and younger Rose-breasted Grosbeak before, but not the male with the distinctive rose colored breast shield.

Rose-breasted Grosbeak. Image taken with a Nikon D850 camera and 200 mm f/2 VR lens. (David J Mathre)
caption. (David J Mathre)

Afternoon at the Birdfeeders: Mourning Dove, Red-bellied Woodpecker, Downy Woodpecker, Blue Jay, American Crow, Black-capped Chickadee, Tufted Titmouse, Gray Catbird, Song Sparrow, Northern Cardinal, and Rose-breasted Grosbeak.


Afternoon at the Birdfeeders. Individual images in the slideshow are available in my PhotoShelter Gallery.

Contact me if you are interested in a Time-lapse Video of the Morning session at the Birdfeeders. My setup for the birdfeeder images is a Nikon D850 camera and 200 mm f/2 VR lens set to take one image every 5 seconds over a 5 hour period (~3600 images). The new time-lapse video format is 720p (1080 x 720 pixels) and 1 frame/second. The length of the video is about 1 hour in a 1 GB MP4 file. The previous time-lapse videos of the birdfeeders were at 12 frames/second, and to be honest were too fast to identify the birds.

Daily Electric Energy Used (48.0 kWh) from Sense. Daily Solar Electric Energy Produced (32.6 kWh) from Sense and SolSystems. Lots of clouds. A deficit of 15.4 kWh.

Weekly Electric Energy Used (360 kWh) from Sense. Weekly Solar Electric Energy Produced (289 kWh) from Sense and SolSystems. A deficit of 71 kWh.

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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