Monday (19-April-2021) — New Jersey

Springtime Backyard Nature in New Jersey.

Visitors backyard and the patio birdfeeder: Mourning Dove, Black Vulture, Turkey Vulture, Hairy Woodpecker, Tufted Titmouse, White-breasted Nuthatch, House Finch, Chipping Sparrow, Brown-headed Cowbird, Northern Cardinal.


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


Hairy Woodpecker. Individual images in the slideshow are available in my PhotoShelter Gallery.


Vultures. Individual images in the slideshow are available in my PhotoShelter Gallery.

Early springtime flowers: Daffodil, Dandelion, Grape Hyacinth, Maple Tree, Plum Tree, Tulip, Violet, unidentified Yellow, and unidentified White.


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.

Tulip opening time-lapse videos. Two cameras: (Leica SL2 camera with a 50 mm f/1.4 lens) and (Fuji X-H1 with a 50-140 mm OIS lens).

Yardwork — Mowing the Lawn and using the Leaf Vac to move Black Tree Mulch. Time-lapse video using a Garmin VIRB-360 camera.

Daily Electric Energy Used (57.6 kWh) from Sense. Daily Solar Electric Energy Produced (51.5 kWh) from Sense and SolSystems. Sun and clouds. A deficit of 6.1 kWh.

Three-Years Ago (19-April-2018) — New Jersey

Backyard Springtime Nature in New Jersey

Daily Visitor: Chipping Sparrow. My eBird Checklist.


Daily Birdfeeder Visitor. Images taken with a Nikon D4 camera and 600 mm f/4 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.

Saturday (17-April-2021) — New Jersey

Springtime Backyard Nature in New Jersey.

Visitors backyard and the patio birdfeeder: House Finch, Chipping Sparrow, White-throated Sparrow, Brown-headed Cowbird, Northern Cardinal.


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

I set up a camera to take images for a time-lapse Tulip flower opening looking strait down. Unfortunately, it was cloudy and cool outside so the flower only partially opened. Need to wait for some sun and a bit more warmth.

Late planting starter seeds in the indoor AeroGarden Farm for the outdoor GrowTowers (Part 2). Herb seeds planted this year include: Angelica, Anise, Basil (Cinnamon, Culinary, Dark Opal, Genovese, Holy, Italian Large-leaf, Lemon, Lime, Thai, Sweet), Cilantro, Chives, Cumin, Dill Epazote, Lavender, Lemmon Grass, Marjoram, Mugwort, Oregano, Parsley, Rosemary, Sage, Tarragon, Thyme.

Daily Electric Energy Used (54.6 kWh) from Sense. Daily Solar Electric Energy Produced (33.9 kWh) from Sense and SolSystems. Sun and clouds. GeoThermal HVAC still on to heat the house. A deficit of 20.7 kWh.