Friday (19-March-2021) — New Jersey

Last Day of Winter Backyard Nature in New Jersey.

Visitors to the backyard, patio birdfeeder, and patio birdbath: Mourning Dove, Turkey Vulture, Tufted Titmouse, Carolina Wren, House Finch, White-throated Sparrow, Song Sparrow, Northern Cardinal. The Carolina Wrens must be building a nest as they are spending a lot of time collecting small twigs.


Daily backyard visitors. Individual images in the slideshow are available in my PhotoShelter Gallery.

Late in the afternoon the birdbath warmed up enough for a Song Sparrow to take a bath. It is still cold enough at night for the birdbath to freeze over.


Song Sparrow taking a Birdbath. Individual images in the slideshow are available in my PhotoShelter Gallery.

Lots of Purple Crocuses and White Snowdrops blooming. The Daffodils are just about to open.


Early wildflowers on the last day of winter. Individual images in the slideshow are available in my PhotoShelter Gallery.

Daily Electric Energy Used (58.5 kWh) from Sense. Daily Solar Electric Energy Produced (66.2 kWh) from Sense and SolSystems. Sunny all day. Still cold at night so the Geothermal HVAC system was on. A surplus of 7.7 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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