Monday (07-May-2018) — New Jersey

Backyard Springtime Nature in New Jersey.

A Blue Jay near the Copper Fountain, May Flies on a window, the Garden Tower with new (purchased) seedlings, and the fountain at night.



Garden Tower with Purchased Seedlings. Image taken with a Fuji X-H1 camera and 60 mm f/2.4 macro lens (DAVID J MATHRE)
Garden Tower with Purchased Seedlings. Image taken with a Fuji X-H1 camera and 60 mm f/2.4 macro lens (DAVID J MATHRE)
Copper Fountain at Night. Image taken with a Nikon D4 camera and 600 mm f/4 VR lens (David J Mathre)
Copper Fountain at Night. Image taken with a Nikon D4 camera and 600 mm f/4 VR lens (David J Mathre)

Tuesday (17-April-2018) — New Jersey

Springtime Backyard Nature in New Jersey.

Some bigger birds stopped by the new bird feeders. Actually, they stayed on the ground below the feeder to work on the spilled seeds. First a male, then female Northern Cardinal. They were soon followed by a Blue Jay that chased the Cardinals away. After the Blue Jay left, a Mourning Dove showed up. Only small birds worked the bird feeders. The Black Crows stayed out in the grass, searching for insects.

American Black Crow. Image taken with a Nikon D4 camera and 600 mm f/4 VR lens (ISO 360, 600 mm, f/4, 1/200 sec). (David J Mathre)
American Black Crow. Image taken with a Nikon D4 camera and 600 mm f/4 VR lens (ISO 360, 600 mm, f/4, 1/200 sec). (David J Mathre)






Individual images in the slide shows can be viewed here.

Tuesday (21-November-2017) — New Jersey

Backyard Autumn Nature in New Jersey — Robins and Blue Jays.

There were over a hundred robins, and dozen blue jays in my yard this morning. Some of the birds found my newly renovated bird bath. It was too cold for the birds to take a bath as the water in it was iced over. I am not sure if these birds were congregating before their annual migration south, of if there are some of the birds that plan to stay for the winter. I haven’t replaced the bird feeder since a bear took the last one out.

Red-breasted Robin checking out the newly restored bird bath. Autumn Backyard Nature in New Jersey. Image taken with a Fuji X-T2 camera and 100-400 mm OIS telephoto zoom lens (ISO 200, 400 mm, f/5.6, 1/750 sec). (David J Mathre)
Red-breasted Robin checking out the newly restored bird bath. Autumn Backyard Nature in New Jersey. Image taken with a Fuji X-T2 camera and 100-400 mm OIS telephoto zoom lens (ISO 200, 400 mm, f/5.6, 1/750 sec). (David J Mathre)