Wednesday (15-April-2020) — New Jersey

Backyard Springtime Nature in New Jersey.

Daily bird images. Time to refill the bird feeders. Pair of House Finches in the morning, and a Turkey Vulture soaring in the afternoon.

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Pair of House Finches hanging out at an empty bird feeder. Image taken with a Nikon D5 camera and 600 mm f/4 VR lens (ISO 1600, 600 mm, f/4, 1/60 sec) (David J Mathre)
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Turkey Vulture soaring. Image taken with a Fuji X-T2 camera and 100-400 mm OIS lens (ISO 200, 261 mm, f/6.4, 1/400 sec). (David J Mathre)
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Turkey Vulture soaring. Image taken with a Fuji X-T2 camera and 100-400 mm OIS lens (ISO 200, 261 mm, f/6.4, 1/850 sec). (David J Mathre)

Daily Electric Energy Used (53.8 kWh) from Sense Home Energy Monitor and Daily Solar Electric Energy Produced (74.3 kWh) from SolSystems and Locus Energy. Lots of sun (some clouds). A surplus of 20.5 kWh.



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One-Year Ago (31-January-2019) — New Jersey

Backyard Wintertime Nature in New Jersey.

American Crow, Blue Jay, Dark-eyed Junco, Tufted Titmouse, and Turkey Vulture.

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American Crow. Image taken with a Nikon D850 camera and 500 mm f/4 VR telephoto lens (ISO 640, 500 mm, f/4, 1/500 sec).
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Blue Jay. Image taken with a Nikon D850 camera and 500 mm f/4 VR telephoto lens (ISO 320, 500 mm, f/4, 1/500 sec).
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Dark-eyed Junco. Image taken with a Nikon D850 camera and 500 mm f/4 VR telephoto lens (ISO 200, 500 mm, f/4, 1/500 sec).
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Tufted Titmouse. Image taken with a Nikon D850 camera and 500 mm f/4 VR telephoto lens (ISO 640, 500 mm, f/4, 1/500 sec).
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Turkey Vulture in Flight. Image taken with a Fuji X-T3 camera and 200 mm f/2 lens with 1.4x teleconverter (ISO 160, 280 mm, f/3.6, 1/1000 sec).

Eleven-Years Ago (31-January-2009) — New Jersey

Backyard Wintertime Nature in New Jersey.

Afternoon walkabout with a Nikon D300 or D3x camera and 400 mm f/2.8 lens. This lens is rather heavy to use hand-held, and does not have VR so I used a monopod to stabilize the setup. Sparrow (unknown type), Black-capped Chickadee, White-throated Sparrow, soaring Turkey Vulture, White-breasted Nuthatch, and Dark-eyed Junco.

Sparrow (?). Image taken with a Nikon D300 camera and 400 mm f/2.8 lens (ISO 200, 400 mm, f/4, 1/3200 sec). (David J Mathre)
Sparrow (?). Image taken with a Nikon D300 camera and 400 mm f/2.8 lens (ISO 200, 400 mm, f/4, 1/3200 sec). (David J Mathre)
Black-capped Chickadee feeding. Image taken with a Nikon D300 camera and 400 mm f/2.8 lens (ISO 200, 400 mm, f/4, 1/2000 sec). (David J Mathre)
Black-capped Chickadee feeding. Image taken with a Nikon D300 camera and 400 mm f/2.8 lens (ISO 200, 400 mm, f/4, 1/2000 sec). (David J Mathre)
White-throated Sparrow. Image taken with a Nikon D3x camera and 400 mm f/2.8 lens (ISO 250, 400 mm, f/4, 1/1000 sec). (David J Mathre)
White-throated Sparrow. Image taken with a Nikon D3x camera and 400 mm f/2.8 lens (ISO 250, 400 mm, f/4, 1/1000 sec). (David J Mathre)
White-throated Sparrow. Image taken with a Nikon D3x camera and 400 mm f/2.8 lens (ISO 320, 400 mm, f/4, 1/1000 sec). (David J Mathre)
White-throated Sparrow. Image taken with a Nikon D3x camera and 400 mm f/2.8 lens (ISO 320, 400 mm, f/4, 1/1000 sec). (David J Mathre)
Turkey Vulture soaring. Image taken with a Nikon D3x camera and 400 mm f/2.8 lens (ISO 360, 400 mm, f/4, 1/1000 sec). (David J Mathre)
Turkey Vulture soaring. Image taken with a Nikon D3x camera and 400 mm f/2.8 lens (ISO 360, 400 mm, f/4, 1/1000 sec). (David J Mathre)
White-breasted Nuthatch. Image taken with a Nikon D3x camera and 400 mm f/2.8 lens (ISO 320, 400 mm, f/4, 1/1000 sec). (David J Mathre)
White-breasted Nuthatch. Image taken with a Nikon D3x camera and 400 mm f/2.8 lens (ISO 320, 400 mm, f/4, 1/1000 sec). (David J Mathre)
Dark-eyed Junco. Image taken with a Nikon D3x camera and 400 mm f/2.8 lens (ISO 800, 400 mm, f/4, 1/800 sec). (David J Mathre)
Dark-eyed Junco. Image taken with a Nikon D3x camera and 400 mm f/2.8 lens (ISO 800, 400 mm, f/4, 1/800 sec). (David J Mathre)

Thirteen-Years Ago (28-January-2007) — Norway

Gone to See Norway 2007 Family Winter Vacation. Day 8: Hurtigruten MS Kong Harald Norwegian Coastal Voyage Northbound (Øksfjord to Berlevåg).

As we departed Havøysund a large Golden Eagle was soaring over the harbor. I don’t remember seeing fish farms in that location, but did note that Tøbo Fisk had a fish processing plant near where we docked.

Golden Eagle soaring over Havøsund from the deck of the Hurtigruten MS Kong Harald. Image taken with a Nikon D2xs camera and 80-400 mm VR lens (ISO 200, 400 mm, f/5.6, 1/90 sec). (David J Mathre)
Golden Eagle soaring over Havøysund from the deck of the Hurtigruten MS Kong Harald. Image taken with a Nikon D2xs camera and 80-400 mm VR lens (ISO 200, 400 mm, f/5.6, 1/90 sec). (David J Mathre)
Golden Eagle soaring over Havøsund from the deck of the Hurtigruten MS Kong Harald. Image taken with a Nikon D2xs camera and 80-400 mm VR lens (ISO 200, 400 mm, f/5.6, 1/90 sec). (David J Mathre)
Golden Eagle soaring over Havøysund from the deck of the Hurtigruten MS Kong Harald. Image taken with a Nikon D2xs camera and 80-400 mm VR lens (ISO 200, 400 mm, f/5.6, 1/90 sec). (David J Mathre)

One-Year Ago (20-January-2019) — New Jersey

Backyard Wintertime Nature in New Jersey.

A Dark-eyed Junco at the feeder, and several Turkey Vultures soaring during the day.

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Dark-eyed Junco at the bird feeder. Image taken with a Nikon D5 camera and 600 mm f/4 VR lens (ISO 3200, 600 mm, f/4, 1/160 sec).
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Turkey Vulture Soaring. Image taken with a Fuji X-T3 camera and 200 mm f/2 telephoto lens + 1.4x teleconverter (ISO 320, 280 mm, f/22, 1/500 sec).
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Turkey Vulture Soaring. Image taken with a Nikon D5 camera and 600 mm f/4 VR lens (ISO 100, 600 mm, f/4, 1/1600 sec).
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Turkey Vulture Soaring. Image taken with a Fuji X-T3 camera and 200 mm f/2 telephoto lens + 1.4x teleconverter (ISO 320, 280 mm, f/6.4, 1/500 sec).