Saturday (01-December-2018) — New Jersey

Backyard Autumn Nature in New Jersey.

Some bird activity at the bird feeders — American Goldfinch and Blue Jay. But then the rogue Black Squirrel figured out how to get up and work on the sunflower seeds. Afterwards, I reconnected the electric fence cable to the bird feeders. It shouldn’t impact the birds since they don’t touch both the ground and feeder at the same time. The squirrel on the other hand has two paws on the grounded center post.

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Goldfinch at the Bird Feeder. Image taken with a Nikon D5 camera and 600 mm f/4 VR telephoto lens (ISO 280, 600 mm, f/4, 1/640 sec). (David J Mathre)



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Friday (16-November-2018) — New Jersey

Backyard Autumn Nature in New Jersey.

Snow from the previous day melted quickly, and the birds were back at the bird feeder. American Goldfinch, Tufted-Titmouse, Blue Jay, and House Finch.


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Tufted-Titmouse. Image taken with a Nikon D5 camera and 600 mm f/4 VR lens (ISO 180, 600 mm, f/4, 1/640 sec). (David J Mathre)



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Thursday (15-November-2018) — New Jersey

Backyard Autumn Nature in New Jersey.

Before it started snowing, a squirrel figured out how to get up onto the bird feeder and start chowing down on the sunflower seeds. By mid-afternoon the snow started to fall. It came down pretty heavy for a while. During a lull later in the afternoon, the birds came back. A Red-bellied Woodpecker, Tufted-titmouse, and American Goldfinch (winter plumage).


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Sycamore in the Snow. Image taken with a Nikon D5 camera and 600 mm f/4 VR telephoto lens. (David J Mathre)




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Tuesday (21-August-2018) — New Jersey

Backyard Summertime Nature in New Jersey.

Morning walkabout in the yard with a macro and telephoto lens. Flowers, wildflowers, black swallowtail butterfly, and the immature American Goldfinch that has been pulling the petals off the Zinnia flowers.



Goldfinch that has been pulling the petals off the Zinnia flowers. Image taken with a Nikon Df camera and 70-300 mm VR telephoto zoom lens (DAVID J MATHRE)
Goldfinch that has been pulling the petals off the Zinnia flowers. Image taken with a Nikon Df camera and 70-300 mm VR telephoto zoom lens (DAVID J MATHRE)

Tuesday (07-June-2016) — New Jersey

Backyard Springtime Nature in New Jersey.

It is not just the Deer and Rabbits feeding on my wildflower patch. This American Goldfinch and partner (or junior) like the Cornflower (Bachelor Button) Blossoms.

American Goldfinch and Partner (or Junior) Feasting on the Bachelor Button Flowers. Image taken with a Fuji X-T1 camera and 100-400 mm OIS lens (David J Mathre)
American Goldfinch and Partner (or Junior) Feasting on the Bachelor Button Flowers. Image taken with a Fuji X-T1 camera and 100-400 mm OIS lens (David J Mathre)
American Goldfinch Feasting on the Bachelor Button Flowers. Image taken with a Fuji X-T1 camera and 100-400 mm OIS lens (David J Mathre)
American Goldfinch Feasting on the Bachelor Button Flowers. Image taken with a Fuji X-T1 camera and 100-400 mm OIS lens (David J Mathre)