Sunday (01-December-2019) — New Jersey

Backyard Autumn Nature in New Jersey.

Rain, then freezing rain (0.7 inches). No snow yet. I cleaned and filled the bird feeders yesterday. Even in the freezing rain some birds showed up. A pair of female House Finches with icicles on the bird feeder.

Icicles on the Bird Feeder with a pair of female House Finches. Image taken with a Nikon D5 camera and 600 mm f/4 VRII lens (ISO 1600, 600 mm, f/4, 1/100 sec). (DAVID J MATHRE)
Icicles on the Bird Feeder with a pair of female House Finches. Image taken with a Nikon D5 camera and 600 mm f/4 VRII lens (ISO 1600, 600 mm, f/4, 1/100 sec). (DAVID J MATHRE)

Daily Electric Energy Used (88.6 kWh) from Sense and Daily Solar Electric Energy Produced (1.9 kWh) from SolSystems and Locus Energy.  Cloudy, rain, and freezing rain and cold. Overall a net deficit of 86.7 kWh.

Weekly Electric Energy Used (535 kWh) from Sense and Weekly Solar Electric Energy Produced (158 kWh) from SolSystems and Locus Energy. Overall a net deficit of 377 kWh.

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Tuesday (05-June-2018) — New Jersey

Backyard Springtime Nature in New Jersey.

Several birds at the bird feeder. The new bird in the neighborhood is a large hawk. I’m not sure what type of hawk at this distance, but the small birds at the bird feeder appeared to be more cautious.



Friday (16-May-2014) — Texas

South Texas Birding Photo Safari with Jason Odell Day 1.

Green Jay on a Blue Green Feeder. Dos Venadas Ranch in Southern Texas. Image taken with a Nikon D4 camera and 500 mm f/4 VR lens (ISO 500, 500 mm, f/5.6, 1/1000 sec).

Green Jay on a Blue Green Feeder. Dos Venadas Ranch in Southern Texas. Image taken with a Nikon D4 camera and 500 mm f/4 VR lens (ISO 500, 500 mm, f/5.6, 1/1000 sec). (David J Mathre)
Green Jay on a Blue Green Feeder. Dos Venadas Ranch in Southern Texas. Image taken with a Nikon D4 camera and 500 mm f/4 VR lens (ISO 500, 500 mm, f/5.6, 1/1000 sec). (David J Mathre)