Wednesday (11-April-2018) — New Jersey

Backyard Springtime Nature in New Jersey.

Small birds at and on the ground below the bird feeder. A number of seeds had been dumped on the ground during the wind storm the other night. Some birds only feed at the feeder, others only on the ground, and some work both locations. In today’s set, House Finch, Goldfinch, Dark-eyed Junco, and Mourning Pigeon. As it started getting dark, the deer came through so I had to up the ISO for the images.



Saturday (07-April-2018) — New Jersey

Early Springtime Backyard Nature in New Jersey.

I installed a bird-feeder next to my back patio. It took a day for some small birds (Chipping Sparrow) to find it. I wonder how long it will be before the squirrels (and bear) stop by. I will put up a wildlife camera and see what type of critters I can catch. Some Forsythia has started to bloom. Compare the image from today with the same view seven years ago. Finally, some daffodils from today.


Forsythia above a stone wall. Image taken with a Leica T camera and 35 mm f/1.4 lens (ISO 100, 35 mm, f/3.2, 1/2500 sec). (David J Mathre)
Forsythia above a stone wall. Image taken with a Leica T camera and 35 mm f/1.4 lens (ISO 100, 35 mm, f/3.2, 1/2500 sec). (David J Mathre)


Friday (09-March-2018) — New Jersey

Late-Winter Backyard Nature in New Jersey.

Hundreds of Turkey Vultures were soaring in the late afternoon looking for a place to spend the night. Images taken with a Nikon D5 camera and 80-400 mm VRII lens.


Individual images from the slide-show can be viewed here.

Five-Years Ago (26-March-2013) — New Jersey

Backyard Springtime Nature in New Jersey.

House Finch trying to hide in the shrubs behind my deck. Image taken with a Nikon 1 V2 camera, FT1 adapter, and 80-400 mm VRII lens (ISO 160, 400 mm, f/5.6, 1/160 sec). Hand-held and manual focus.

Male House Finch. Spring Nature in New Jersey. Image taken with a Nikon 1 V2, FT1 adapter, and 80-400 mm VRII lens (ISO 160, 400 mm, f/5.6, 1/160 sec). Hand-held and manual focus. (David J Mathre)
Male House Finch. Spring Nature in New Jersey. Image taken with a Nikon 1 V2, FT1 adapter, and 80-400 mm VRII lens (ISO 160, 400 mm, f/5.6, 1/160 sec). Hand-held and manual focus. (David J Mathre)