Wednesday (14-November-2018) — New Jersey

Autumn Backyard Nature in New Jersey.

Winter birds at the bird feeder. House Finch, Titmouse, Black-capped Chickadee?,and Junco?.





Tuesday (13-November-2018) — New Jersey

Backyard Autumn Nature in New Jersey.

I ran out of bird feed last month. Now that I have a reliable vehicle again, I picked up a bag of black (oil) sunflower seeds and a bag of mixed bird seeds. It took a couple of days for birds to come back to the feeder.  It was cold enough for the birdbath to freeze over last night. The birds that show up now are the ones that stay for the winter. So far today a mix of sparrows, finches, titmice, woodpeckers, and blue jays showed up. The birds seem only interested in the sunflower seeds, and ignored the bird seed mix containing cracked corn and other seeds.




Individual images from the slideshows can be viewed here.

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Buck on the Run. Image taken with a Nikon D5 camera and 600 mm f/4 VR telephoto lens (ISO 1100, 600 mm, f/4, 1/640 sec). (David J Mathre)

Thursday (05-July-2018) — New Jersey

Backyard Summertime Nature in New Jersey.

Daily photo walkabout. Cardinals, flowers, and wildflowers.



Individual images in the slide show can be viewed here.

Wednesday (04-July-2018) — New Jersey

Backyard Summertime Nature in New Jersey.

Birds at the bird feeder. Blue Jay, Brown Cowbird, House Finch, and Northern Cardinal. The blue jay has to take the sunflower seeds away to pound them against something hard. In addition to the adult cowbird, it appears that there are several juveniles. The cowbirds are brood parasites, laying their eggs in other birds species nests. I wonder if it was with the house finches? Another bird spending a lot of time here is the bright red cardinal.




Male Northern Cardinal. Image taken with a Nikon D4 camera and 600 mm f/4 VR telephoto lens (DAVID J MATHRE)
Male Northern Cardinal. Image taken with a Nikon D4 camera and 600 mm f/4 VR telephoto lens (DAVID J MATHRE)

Friday (22-June-2018) — New Jersey

Backyard Early Summer Nature in New Jersey.

The Yucca and Prickly Pear flowers are in bloom. There are several new wildflowers (and I am not sure of the ID). I also am seeing more poppies (Red, Icelandic, and California). Individual images from the slide-shows are available here.




Mourning Dove. Image taken with a Fuji X-T2 camera and 100-400 mm OIS telephoto zoom lens (David J Mathre)
Mourning Dove. Image taken with a Fuji X-T2 camera and 100-400 mm OIS telephoto zoom lens (David J Mathre)
Chipping Sparrow. Image taken with a Fuji X-T2 camera and 100-400 mm OIS telephoto zoom lens (David J Mathre)
Chipping Sparrow. Image taken with a Fuji X-T2 camera and 100-400 mm OIS telephoto zoom lens (David J Mathre)
Frog Eggs in a Pond. Image taken with a Leica TL2 camera and 60 mm f/2.8 macro lens (David J Mathre)
Frog Eggs in a Pond. Image taken with a Leica TL2 camera and 60 mm f/2.8 macro lens (David J Mathre)
Raccoon trap and bait. Image taken with a Fuji X-T2 camera and 100-400 mm OIS telephoto zoom lens (David J Mathre)
Raccoon trap and bait. Image taken with a Fuji X-T2 camera and 100-400 mm OIS telephoto zoom lens (David J Mathre)