Thursday (22-July-2021) — New Jersey

Summertime Backyard Nature in New Jersey.

Birds of the day viewed at the birdfeeder and in the backyard: Mourning Dove, Ruby-throated Woodpecker, Blue Jay, American Crow, Black-capped Chickadee, Gray Catbird, House Finch, Chipping Sparrow, Brown-headed Cowbird, Common Grackle, Northern Cardinal.

Birds of the day. Individual images in the slideshow are available in my PhotoShelter Gallery.

The Ruby-throated Hummingbirds seem to like both the Red Cannas and the Gladiolus. Note that the plastic fence in the background is to keep the deer out. The hummingbirds and other birds visiting know to fly above the fence.

Ruby-throated Hummingbird. Individual images in the slideshow are available in my PhotoShelter Gallery.

Daily Electric Energy Used (52.6 kWh) from Sense. Daily Solar Electric Energy Produced (68.8 kWh) from Sense and SolSystems. Sun and clouds. A surplus of 16.2 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 and world traveler. 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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