Sunday (17-July-2022) — New Jersey

Summertime Nature in New Jersey.

Birds of the day viewed in my backyard: Mourning Dove, Black Vulture, Turkey Vulture, Red-bellied Woodpecker, Downy Woodpecker, Blue Jay, American Crow, Black-capped Chickadee, European Starling, Gray Catbird, House Finch, American Goldfinch, Song Sparrow, Northern Cardinal. The European Starling appears to be higher on the pecking order than the Blue Jay. A flock of American Starlings descended on my field of Bee Balm and proceeded to pick most of the petals off the flowers. They then started on the field of Zinnia flowers.


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


American Goldfinch feeding on Bee Balm and Zinnia flowers. Individual images in the slideshow are available in my PhotoShelter Gallery.

Daily Electric Energy Used (88.6 kWh) from Sense. Daily Solar Electric Energy Produced (65.5 kWh) from Sense. Sun and clouds. Deficit of 23.1 kWh.

Weekly Electric Energy Used (549 kWh) from Sense. Weekly Solar Electric Energy Produced (489 kWh) from Sense. Deficit of 60 kWh.

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Friday (08-July-2022) — New Jersey

Summertime Nature in New Jersey.

Moths and Butterflies of the day viewed in the backyard: Hummingbird Clearwing Moth, Eastern Tiger Swallowtail Butterfly, Common Sootywing Butterfly, Little Glassywing Butterfly, Silver-spotted Skipper Butterfly. The wildflower meadow with Bee Balm or Wild Bergamot is in bloom. The deer don’t like these plants so they don’t need to be within a fenced area. For the last several years the flowers have attracted several butterflies, and Hummingbird Clearwing Moths.


Hummingbird Clearwing Moth. Individual images in the slideshow are available in my PhotoShelter Gallery.


Hummingbird Clearwing Moth. Individual images in the slideshow are available in my PhotoShelter Gallery.


Common Sootywing Butterfly. Individual images in the slideshow are available in my PhotoShelter Gallery.


Little Glassywing Butterfly. Individual images in the slideshow are available in my PhotoShelter Gallery.

Birds of the day viewed in my backyard: Mourning Dove, Black Vulture, Turkey Vulture, Red-bellied Woodpecker, Blue Jay, House Finch, Northern Cardinal.


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

Daily Electric Energy Used (75.7 kWh) from Sense. Daily Solar Electric Energy Produced (50.7 kWh) from Sense. Sun and clouds. Deficit of 25.0 kWh.

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Wednesday (29-June-2022) — New Jersey

Summertime Nature in New Jersey.

Birds of the day viewed in the backyard: Black Vulture, Red-bellied Woodpecker, Downy Woodpecker, Blue Jay, Black-capped Chickadee, Tufted Titmouse, Gray Catbird, House Finch, Northern Cardinal.


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

Daily Electric Energy Used (68.4 kWh) from Sense. Daily Solar Electric Energy Produced (79.0 kWh) from Sense. Sunny. Surplus of 12.6 kWh.

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Saturday (18-June-2022) — New Jersey

Springtime Nature in New Jersey.

Birds of the day viewed in the backyard: Black Vulture, Turkey Vulture, Red-bellied Woodpecker, Downy Woodpecker, Blue Jay, American Crow, White-breasted Nuthatch, European Starling, Gray Catbird, House Finch, Northern Cardinal.


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

Daily Electric Energy Used (52.5 kWh) from Sense. Daily Solar Electric Energy Produced (61.1 kWh) from Sense. Sun and clouds. Surplus of 8.6 kWh.


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Thursday (26-May-2022) — New Jersey

Springtime Nature in New Jersey.

Birds of the day viewed in the backyard: Downy Woodpecker, Black Vulture, Turkey Vulture, Red-tailed Hawk, Downy Woodpecker, Blue Jay, Northern Mockingbird, Northern Cardinal.


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

Daily Electric Energy Used (46.5 kWh) from Sense. Daily Solar Electric Energy Produced (46.1 kWh) from Sense. Sun and clouds. Deficit of 0.4 kWh.

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