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.

Twelve-Years Ago (10-April-2009) — New Jersey

Springtime Backyard Nature in New Jersey

Afternoon walkabout: Black-capped Chickadee, Tufted Titmouse, White-throated Sparrow, Northern Cardinal. My eBird Checklist.


Afternoon backyard walkabout. Images taken with a Nikon D3x camera and 70-200 mm f/2.8 lens. Individual images in the slideshow are available in my PhotoShelter Gallery.

Thursday (08-April-2021) — New Jersey

Springtime Backyard Nature in New Jersey.

Morning visitors to the backyard and patio birdfeeder: Black-capped Chickadee, Tufted Titmouse, American Goldfinch, Dark-eyed Junco, Brown-headed Cowbird, Northern Cardinal.


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

Time-lapse Little Planet Video of Yardwork (Leaf Vacuuming and Lawn Mowing).

Daily Electric Energy Used (46.1 kWh) from Sense. Daily Solar Electric Energy Produced (74.6 kWh) from Sense and SolSystems. Lots of sun. A surplus of 28.5 kWh.

Sunday (04-April-2021) — New Jersey

Springtime Backyard Nature in New Jersey.

Morning visitors to the backyard and patio birdfeeder: Turkey Vulture, Black-capped Chickadee, American Robin, Brown-headed Cowbird, Northern Cardinal.


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

Daily Electric Energy Used (53.3 kWh) from Sense. Daily Solar Electric Energy Produced (69.1 kWh) from Sense and SolSystems. Sunny. Geothermal HVAC system still on part of the day. A surplus of 15.8 kWh.

Weekly Electric Energy Used (347 kWh) from Sense. Weekly Solar Electric Energy Produced (400 kWh) from Sense and SolSystems. A surplus of 53 kWh.

Thursday (01-April-2021) — New Jersey

Springtime Backyard Nature in New Jersey.

Morning visitors to the patio birdfeeder: Turkey Vulture, Black-capped Chickadee, Tufted Titmouse, House Finch, White-throated Sparrow, Brown-headed Cowbird, Northern Cardinal.

Turkey Vulture Yawning. (David J Mathre)
Turkey Vulture (Cathartes aura). Image taken with a Nikon D850 camera and 500 mm f/4 VR lens. (David J Mathre)


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

The Turkey Vulture was up on the patio, just under the birdfeeder. At one point it tried to eat a rotten apple.


Turkey Vulture, portrait images. Individual images in the slideshow are available in my PhotoShelter Gallery.


Turkey Vulture, landscape images. Individual images in the slideshow are available in my PhotoShelter Gallery.

Daily Electric Energy Used (43.1 kWh) from Sense. Daily Solar Electric Energy Produced (50.5 kWh) from Sense and SolSystems. Sunny in the afternoon. Geothermal HVAC system was off. A surplus of 7.4 kWh.