Five-Years Ago (27-May-2016) — New Jersey

Backyard Springtime Nature in New Jersey

Evening Walkabout: Turkey Vulture, American Crow, Gray Catbird. My eBird Checklist.


Morning walkabout with a Nikon 1 V3 camera and 70-300 mm VR lens and afternoon walkabout with a Fuji X-T1 camera and 100-400 mm OIS lens. Individual images in the slideshow are available in my PhotoShelter Gallery.

Eight-Years Ago (27-May-2013) — North Sea

Gone to See Europe and North Africa. Semester at Sea Spring 2013 Enrichment Voyage on the MV Explorer. Day 31: North Sea.

Viewed from the deck of the MV Explorer: Northern Gannet. My eBird Checklist.


Viewed from the deck of the MV Explorer. Image taken with a Nikon D4 camera and 80-400 mm VR lens. Individual images in the slideshow are available in my PhotoShelter Gallery.

Sunday (18-April-2021) — New Jersey

Springtime Backyard Nature in New Jersey.

Visitors backyard and the patio birdfeeder: Mourning Dove, Turkey Vulture, Blue Jay, Black-capped Chickadee, House Finch, Chipping Sparrow, Dark-eyed Junco, White-throated Sparrow, Song Sparrow, Brown-headed Cowbird, Northern Cardinal.


Daily backyard visitors. Individual images in the slideshow are available in my PhotoShelter Gallery.

Early springtime flowers: Daffodil, Grape Hyacinth, Maple Tree, Plum Tree, Tulip, Violet.


Early Springtime Flowers (landscape mode). Individual images in the slideshow are available in my PhotoShelter Gallery.


Early Springtime Flowers (portrait mode). Individual images in the slideshow are available in my PhotoShelter Gallery.

Better luck today with the Tulip opening time-lapse video. The sun came out and it was warmer. This time I set up two cameras. One to look straight down (Leica SL2 camera with a 50 mm f/1.4 lens), and the other for a side view (Fuji X-H1 with a 50-140 mm OIS lens).

Daily Electric Energy Used (59.2 kWh) from Sense. Daily Solar Electric Energy Produced (52.2 kWh) from Sense and SolSystems. Sun and clouds. GeoThermal HVAC still on to heat the house. A deficit of 7.0 kWh.

Weekly Electric Energy Used (331 kWh) from Sense. Daily Solar Electric Energy Produced (275 kWh) from Sense and SolSystems. A deficit of 56 kWh.

Six-Years Ago (18-April-2015) — New Jersey

Backyard Springtime Nature in New Jersey

Evening Walkabout: Turkey Vulture, Chipping Sparrow, Brown-headed Cowbird. My eBird Checklist.


Afternoon walkabout with a Nikon 1 V3 camera and 70-300 mm VR lens. Individual images in the slideshow are available in my PhotoShelter Gallery.

Eleven-Years Ago (18-April-2010) — California

Springtime Nature in California.

Morning walkabout at Point Sur in Monterey County: Western Gull, Brandt’s Cormorant, Brown Pelican, White-crowned Sparrow. My eBird Checklist.


Morning walkabout at Point Sur in Monterey County. Image taken with a Nikon D3s camera and 70-300 mm VR lens. Individual images in the slideshow are available in my PhotoShelter Gallery.