Tuesday (23-March-2021) — New Jersey

Springtime Backyard Nature in New Jersey.

Morning walkabout and visitors to the patio birdfeeder: Black Vulture, Turkey Vulture, American Crow, House Finch, Song Sparrow, Northern Cardinal. A whole crowd of Black and Turkey Vultures in the back section. At one point one of the neighborhood cats chased the vultures away.


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


At least a dozen Black and Turkey Vultures in the back section. Individual images in the slideshow are available in my PhotoShelter Gallery.


Cat vs. Vultures. Individual images in the slideshow are available in my PhotoShelter Gallery.

Daily Electric Energy Used (52.5 kWh) from Sense. Daily Solar Electric Energy Produced (63.4 kWh) from Sense and SolSystems. Sunny all day. Still cold at night so the Geothermal HVAC system was on. A surplus of 10.9 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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