Thursday (16-September-2021) — New Jersey

Summertime Backyard Nature in New Jersey.

Birds of the day viewed at the birdfeeder and in the backyard: Downy Woodpecker, Blue Jay, Black-capped Chickadee, Tufted Titmouse, Eastern Bluebird, House Finch, Chipping Sparrow.


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

Flowers of the day: Black-eyed Susan, Blanket Flower, Butterfly Bush, Canna, Chicory, Common Dayflower, Cosmos, Marigold, Morning Glory, Rose Mallow, Sunflower, Zinnia. Many of the Sunflower images have bees collecting pollen.


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


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

Daily Electric Energy Used (58.0 kWh) from Sense. Daily Solar Electric Energy Produced (28.3 kWh) from Sense and SolSystems. Cloudy. Deficit of 29.7 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.

2 thoughts on “Thursday (16-September-2021) — New Jersey”

    1. Howdy Khürt, Bird numbers at the feeders have been down a bit, but I did get my first view of an Eastern Wood Peewee, and first in several years of an Eastern Blue Bird. Probably the beginning of the migration south. I’m lucky to have some Ruby-throated hummingbirds visiting my Canna flowers. I do have a one-eyed blind House Finch, so keep your bird feeders clean so not to spread infections. Also good to have a bird bath, but make sure to clean it every day to keep the mosquitos away. I am so tired of all of the invasive insects (and plants) this year. I can no longer count how many trees I have lost over the last several years due to these invasive insects and trees. I also usually see more butterflies this time of the year. Recently none.

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