Friday (02-April-2021) — New Jersey

Springtime Backyard Nature in New Jersey.

Morning visitors to the backyard and patio birdfeeder: American Crow, Tufted Titmouse, American Robin, House Finch, American Goldfinch, Chipping Sparrow, Dark-eyed Junco, Song Sparrow, Brown-headed Cowbird, Northern Cardinal. The Brown-headed Cowbirds are voracious eaters, emptying the mixed birdfeed feeder every day. The American Robins have reappeared this spring (but don’t eat at the birdfeeder. The American Goldfinch and Chipping Sparrows have also reappeared this spring.


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

Daily Electric Energy Used (41.5 kWh) from Sense. Daily Solar Electric Energy Produced (45.7 kWh) from Sense and SolSystems. Sunny in the afternoon. Geothermal HVAC system was off. A surplus of 4.2 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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