Thursday (15-April-2021) — New Jersey

Springtime Backyard Nature in New Jersey.

Visitors backyard and the patio birdfeeder: Turkey Vulture, House Finch, Chipping Sparrow, White-throated Sparrow, Brown-headed Cowbird, Northern Cardinal.


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

Early spring flowers blooming: Daffodils, Grape Hyacinth, Garlic, Onion, Pieris japonica, and Tulip. The Pieris japonica (Japanese Andromeda) is one of the few shrubs in my yard that the deer avoid.


Early Spring Flowers. Individual images in the slideshow are available in my PhotoShelter Gallery.

Daily Electric Energy Used (41.7 kWh) from Sense. Daily Solar Electric Energy Produced (14.7 kWh) from Sense and SolSystems. Cloudy. A deficit of 27.0 kWh.

Wednesday (14-April-2021) — New Jersey

Springtime Backyard Nature in New Jersey.

Visitors to the patio birdfeeder: Mourning Dove, Tufted Titmouse, House Finch, American Goldfinch, Chipping Sparrow, Brown-headed Cowbird, Northern Cardinal.


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

Early spring flowers blooming: Daffodils, Dandelions, Grape Hyacinth, Tulip, and Violets. Time-lapsed video of the Tulip opening.


Early Spring Flowers. Individual images in the slideshow are available in my PhotoShelter Gallery.

Daily Electric Energy Used (49.4 kWh) from Sense. Daily Solar Electric Energy Produced (42.4 kWh) from Sense and SolSystems. Cloudy. A deficit of 7.0 kWh.

Tuesday (13-April-2021) — New Jersey

Springtime Backyard Nature in New Jersey.

Nest and visitors to the patio birdfeeder: Mourning Dove, House Finch, Chipping Sparrow, Dark-eyed Junco, Northern Cardinal.


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

The first Tulip opened after the sun came out. Also, Daffodils, Dandelions, Forsythia, and Grape Hyacinth.


Early Spring Flowers. Individual images in the slideshow are available in my PhotoShelter Gallery.

Daily Electric Energy Used (38.1 kWh) from Sense. Daily Solar Electric Energy Produced (72.2 kWh) from Sense and SolSystems. The sun returned. A surplus of 34.1 kWh.

Monday (12-April-2021) — New Jersey

Springtime Backyard Nature in New Jersey.

Only one morning visitor to the backyard and patio birdfeeder on a rainy day: White-throated Sparrow.


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

The first Tulip still hasn’t opened as the cold and rain continues. Waiting for a sunny day.

Tulip. (David J Mathre)
caption. (David J Mathre)

Daily Electric Energy Used (44.2 kWh) from Sense. Daily Solar Electric Energy Produced (16.6 kWh) from Sense and SolSystems. Clouds and rain much of the day. A deficit of 27.6 kWh.

One-Year Ago (10-April-2021) — New Jersey

Backyard Springtime Nature in New Jersey

Morning visitors at the patio birdfeeder: Chipping Sparrow, Northern Cardinal. My eBird Checklist. Also today was the first Tulip flower of the season to open.


Patio birdfeeder and early Tulip flower. Images taken with a Nikon D5 camera and 600 mm f/4 VRII lens or Nikon D850 camera and 105 mm f/2.8 macro VR lens. Individual images in the slideshow are available in my PhotoShelter Gallery.