Tuesday (11-August-2020) — New Jersey

Summertime Backyard Nature in New Jersey.

Afternoon at the Birdfeeders: Mourning Dove, Ruby-throated Hummingbird, Red-bellied Woodpecker, Blue Jay, American Crow, Black-capped Chickadee, Tufted Titmouse, Brown Thrasher, Song Sparrow, and Northern Cardinal.


Afternoon at the Birdfeeders. Individual images in the slideshow are available in my PhotoShelter Gallery.

Daily Electric Energy Used (70.3 kWh) from Sense. Daily Solar Electric Energy Produced (59.3 kWh) from Sense and SolSystems. More clouds, hot outside. A deficit of 11.0 kWh.

Monday (10-August-2020) — New Jersey

Summertime Backyard Nature in New Jersey.

Afternoon at the Birdfeeders: Mourning Dove, Red-bellied Woodpecker, Downy Woodpecker, Blue Jay, American Crow, Black-capped Chickadee, Tufted Titmouse, Carolina Wren, Gray Catbird, Brown Thrasher, House Finch, Chipping Sparrow, Song Sparrow, and Northern Cardinal.


Afternoon at the Birdfeeders. Individual images in the slideshow are available in my PhotoShelter Gallery.

Daily Electric Energy Used (73.5 kWh) from Sense. Daily Solar Electric Energy Produced (70.1 kWh) from Sense and SolSystems. Sun and clouds, hot outside. A deficit of 3.4 kWh.

One-Year Ago (07-March-2019) — New Jersey

Backyard Wintertime Nature in New Jersey.

Birds of the Day viewed from my backyard patio: White-throated Sparrow, Red-winged Blackbird, and Northern Cardinal. The small brown bird are difficult to identify. Thom Hogan used to call them LBJ’s (little-brown jobs). It is amazing how different the female Red-winged Blackbird is from the male adding to the difficulty with identification.


Birds of the Day. Individual images in the slideshow are available in my PhotoShelter Gallery.

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.