Saturday (03-September-2022) — New Jersey

Summertime Nature in New Jersey.

Birds of the day viewed in my backyard: Mourning Dove, Ruby-throated Hummingbird, Turkey Vulture, Downy Woodpecker, Tufted Titmouse, House Finch, American Goldfinch, Song Sparrow, Northern Cardinal.


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

Daily Electric Energy Used (64.0 kWh) from Sense. Daily Solar Electric Energy Produced (43.3 kWh) from Sense. Sun and clouds. Deficit of 20.7 kWh.

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Sunday (21-August-2022) — New Jersey

Summertime Nature in New Jersey.

Birds of the day viewed in my backyard: Mourning Dove, Ruby-throated Hummingbird, Turkey Vulture, Blue Jay, American Goldfinch, Song Sparrow, Common Grackle, Brown-headed Cowbird, Northern Cardinal.


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


American Goldfinch in a field of Zinnia flowers. Individual images in the slideshow are available in my PhotoShelter Gallery.


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


Ruby-throated Hummingbird at a hummingbird feeder. Individual images in the slideshow are available in my PhotoShelter Gallery.


Ruby-throated Hummingbird feeding on Zinnia flowers. Individual images in the slideshow are available in my PhotoShelter Gallery.


Ruby-throated Hummingbird feeding on Zinnia flowers. Individual images in the slideshow are available in my PhotoShelter Gallery.


Ruby-throated Hummingbird feeding on Zinnia flowers. Individual images in the slideshow are available in my PhotoShelter Gallery.

Daily Electric Energy Used (76.8 kWh) from Sense. Daily Solar Electric Energy Produced (44.0 kWh) from Sense. Cloudy. Deficit of 32.8 kWh.

Weekly Electric Energy Used (474 kWh) from Sense. Weekly Solar Electric Energy Produced (410 kWh) from Sense. Deficit of 64 kWh.

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Friday (19-August-2022) — New Jersey

Summertime Nature in New Jersey.

Birds of the day viewed in my backyard: Mourning Dove, Ruby-throated Hummingbird, Downy Woodpecker, Turkey Vulture, Blue Jay, Black-capped Chickadee, Gray Catbird, House Finch, Song Sparrow.


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


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


Turkey Vulture Soaring. Individual images in the slideshow are available in my PhotoShelter Gallery.

Daily Electric Energy Used (72.9 kWh) from Sense. Daily Solar Electric Energy Produced (63.2 kWh) from Sense. Sunny. Deficit of 9.7 kWh.


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Thursday (30-June-2022) — New Jersey

Independence Day Fireworks

Montgomery Township typically celebrates Independence Day with fireworks several days before the 4th of July. The fireworks have been canceled the last couple of years due to Covid-19. The current infection rate is listed as moderate, so the township decided to go forward with the fireworks this year. Not far from where I live is a great location that overlooks the high school. I got there at about sunset. Several cars had already arrived, but I still found a good spot to set up two cameras on tripods. The settings I used were ISO 100, f/11, and an exposure of 4 or 8 seconds. I then used the images to produce the following time-lapse videos. I may go back later and add music.

Did anyone notice that I haven’t posted any bird, flower, or garden images during June? Is anyone out there… Other than the thousands of attempts to login and hack the site?

Daily Electric Energy Used (75.9 kWh) from Sense. Daily Solar Electric Energy Produced (78.5 kWh) from Sense. Sunny. Surplus of 2.6 kWh.

Monthly Electric Energy Used (1987 kWh) from Sense. Daily Solar Electric Energy Produced (1931 kWh) from Sense. Deficit of 56 kWh.

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Monday (21-March-2022) — New Jersey

Springtime Nature in New Jersey.

Birds of the day viewed in the backyard: Mourning Dove, Turkey Vulture, Dark-eyed Junco. The Turkey Vultures were soaring in the late afternoon thermals looking for a meal.


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


Turkey Vultures in Flight. Individual images in the slideshow are available in my PhotoShelter Gallery.

Purple Crocus and Forsythia flowers. Now that it is officially spring, the Forsythia shrubs have started turning bright yellow.


Purple Crocus and Forsythia flowers in my Backyard. Individual images in the slideshow are available in my PhotoShelter Gallery.

Daily Electric Energy Used (70.3 kWh) from Sense. Daily Solar Electric Energy Produced (64.9 kWh) from Sense. Sunny. Deficit of 5.4 kWh. The solar panels are almost producing more power than I am using. Soon, I will be able to start growing things outside and will be able to turn off the indoor hydroponic units.

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