Saturday (13-February-2021) — New Jersey

Wintertime Backyard Nature in New Jersey. Day 2 of the 2021 Great Backyard Bird Count.

Visitors to the birdfeeder (07:28-07:59): Mourning Dove, Black Vulture, Carolina Wren, House Finch, Dark-eyed Junco, White-throated Sparrow, Song Sparrow, Northern Cardinal.


Backyard Birdfeeder. Individual images in the slideshow are available in my PhotoShelter Gallery.

Visitors to the backyard and birdfeeder (08:00-08:29): Mourning Dove, American Crow, Tufted Titmouse, Carolina Wren, House Finch, White-throated Sparrow, Song Sparrow, Northern Cardinal.


Backyard Birdfeeder. Individual images in the slideshow are available in my PhotoShelter Gallery.

Visitors to the backyard and birdfeeder (08:30-08:59): Turkey Vulture, Carolina Wren, House Finch, Northern Cardinal.


. Individual images in the slideshow are available in my PhotoShelter Gallery.

Visitors to the backyard (09:00-09:29): American Crow.


Backyard. Individual images in the slideshow are available in my PhotoShelter Gallery.

Visitors to the backyard and birdfeeder (09:30-09:59): American Crow, Black-capped Chickadee, Tufted Titmouse, European Starling, American Goldfinch, Dark-eyed Junco, Northern Cardinal.


Backyard Birdfeeder. Individual images in the slideshow are available in my PhotoShelter Gallery.

Visitors to the backyard and birdfeeder (10:00-10:59): Black-capped Chickadee, European Starling, Dark-eyed Junco, White-throated Sparrow, Song Sparrow.


Backyard Birdfeeder. Individual images in the slideshow are available in my PhotoShelter Gallery.

Visitors to the backyard and birdfeeder (11:00-11:59): Black Vulture, Turkey Vulture, American Crow, House Finch, Dark-eyed Junco, Northern Cardinal.


. Backyard Birdfeeder. Individual images in the slideshow are available in my PhotoShelter Gallery.

Visitors to the backyard and birdfeeder (12:00-12:59): Cooper’s Hawk, American Crow, Black-capped Chickadee, Carolina Wren, Dark-eyed Junco, White-throated Sparrow, Northern Cardinal.


Backyard Birdfeeder. Individual images in the slideshow are available in my PhotoShelter Gallery.

Visitors to the backyard and birdfeeder (14:00-14:59): Tufted Titmouse, House Finch, Dark-eyed Junco, White-throated Sparrow, Song Sparrow, Northern Cardinal.


Backyard Birdfeeder. Individual images in the slideshow are available in my PhotoShelter Gallery.

Visitors to the backyard and birdfeeder (16:00-16:59): White-throated Sparrow, Song Sparrow, Northern Cardinal.


Backyard Birdfeeder. Individual images in the slideshow are available in my PhotoShelter Gallery.

Daily Electric Energy Used (92.4 kWh) from Sense. Daily Solar Electric Energy Produced (0.0 kWh) from Sense and SolSystems. The solar panels totally covered with snow. Geothermal HVAC system on. A deficit of 92.4 kWh.

Friday (12-February-2021) — New Jersey

Wintertime Backyard Nature in New Jersey. Day 1 of the 2021 Great Backyard Bird Count.

Visitors to the birdfeeder (07:48-08:26): Mourning Dove, Red-bellied Woodpecker, Black-capped Chickadee, Carolina Wren, House Finch, Dark-eyed Junco, White-throated Sparrow, Northern Cardinal.


Backyard Birdfeeder. Individual images in the slideshow are available in my PhotoShelter Gallery.

Visitors to the backyard and birdfeeder (10:04-10:39): Turkey Vulture, American Crow, Black-capped Chickadee, White-breasted Nuthatch, Carolina Wren, Dark-eyed Junco, White-throated Sparrow, Song Sparrow, Northern Cardinal.


Backyard Birdfeeder. Individual images in the slideshow are available in my PhotoShelter Gallery.

Visitors to the backyard and birdfeeder (13:32-13:47): European Starling, Dark-eyed Junco, White-throated Sparrow, Song Sparrow, Northern Cardinal.


Backyard Birdfeeder. Individual images in the slideshow are available in my PhotoShelter Gallery.

Visitors to the backyard and birdfeeder (14:35-14:50): Turkey Vulture, Black-capped Chickadee, European Starling, House Finch, American Goldfinch, Dark-eyed Junco, White-throated Sparrow, Northern Cardinal.


Backyard Birdfeeder. Individual images in the slideshow are available in my PhotoShelter Gallery.

Visitors to the backyard and birdfeeder (15:59-16:29): Red-bellied Woodpecker, Downy Woodpecker, Black-capped Chickadee, Tufted Titmouse, European Starling, House Finch, Dark-eyed Junco, White-throated Sparrow, Northern Cardinal.


Backyard Birdfeeder. Individual images in the slideshow are available in my PhotoShelter Gallery.

Daily Electric Energy Used (98.4 kWh) from Sense. Daily Solar Electric Energy Produced (0.0 kWh) from Sense and SolSystems. The solar panels totally covered with snow. Geothermal HVAC system on. A deficit of 98.4 kWh.

Sunday (07-February-2021) — New Jersey

Wintertime Backyard Nature in New Jersey.

Heavy snow most of the day. The highlight was a Red-shouldered Hawk in a tree overlooking the birdfeeder. Later in the afternoon several Turkey Vultures soared by looking for a place to roost overnight.


Red-shouldered Hawk in a tree. Individual images in the slideshow are available in my PhotoShelter Gallery.

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Turkey Vulture (Cathartes aura). Image taken with a Nikon D850 camera and 500 mm f/4 VR lens. (David J Mathre)

Visitors to the birdfeeder: Mourning Dove, Downy Woodpecker, Black-capped Chickadee, Tufted Titmouse, Carolina Wren, European Starling, House Finch, American Goldfinch, Dark-eyed Junco, White-throated Sparrow, Song Sparrow, Northern Cardinal.


Backyard Birdfeeder. Individual images in the slideshow are available in my PhotoShelter Gallery.

Daily Electric Energy Used (88.3 kWh) from Sense. Daily Solar Electric Energy Produced (0.0 kWh) from Sense and SolSystems. The solar panels covered with snow. Geothermal HVAC system on. A deficit of 88.3 kWh.

Weekly Electric Energy Used (524 kWh) from Sense. Weekly Solar Electric Energy Produced (30 kWh) from Sense and SolSystems. The solar panels covered with snow much of the week. Geothermal HVAC system on. A deficit of 496 kWh.

Saturday (30-January-2021) — New Jersey

Wintertime Backyard Nature in New Jersey.

Visitors to the birdfeeder: Tufted Titmouse, American Goldfinch, Dark-eyed Junco.


Backyard Birdfeeder. Individual images in the slideshow are available in my PhotoShelter Gallery.

Daily Electric Energy Used (85.7 kWh) from Sense. Daily Solar Electric Energy Produced (44.5 kWh) from Sense and SolSystems. Sunny but cold. Geothermal HVAC system on, resistance heating required. A deficit of 44.5 kWh.

Monday (25-January-2021) — New Jersey

Wintertime Backyard Nature in New Jersey.

Visitors to the birdfeeder: Red-bellied Woodpecker, Black-capped Chickadee, American Goldfinch, Dark-eyed Junco, White-throated Sparrow.


Backyard Birdfeeder. Individual images in the slideshow are available in my PhotoShelter Gallery.

Daily Electric Energy Used (74.7 kWh) from Sense. Daily Solar Electric Energy Produced (22.9 kWh) from Sense and SolSystems. Clouddy. Geothermal HVAC system on. A deficit of 51.8 kWh.