Tuesday (11-December-2018) — New Jersey

Backyard Autumn Nature in New Jersey.

Critters on my patio and in my backyard. The bird feeder and the area below was busy (Mourning Dove, Yellow-breasted Nuthatch, Blue Jay, House Finch, American Goldfinch, and Northern Cardinal). One of the relatively new birds to visit is the Yellow-breasted Nuthatch. It like the woodpeckers are attracted to the suet. The squirrels stayed on the ground going after the Black Walnuts. Later in the afternoon one of the neighborhood cats stopped by causing the birds to fly away. The deer look awfully scruffy. Later in the evening I got an image of the waxing crescent moon. All of these image taken with a Fuji X-H1 camera and 200 mm f/2 lens with a 1.4x teleconverter.






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Sunday (09-December-2018) — New Jersey

Backyard Autumn Nature in New Jersey.

Critters feeding on my patio — or how to spend a quiet birthday with a new lens (Fujicon 200 mm f/2 with 1.4x teleconverter).

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Junco with a Sunflower Seed. Image taken with a Fuji X-H1 camera and 200 mm f/2 lens + 1.4x TC (David J Mathre)









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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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