Monday (11-October-2021) — New Jersey

Autumn Backyard Nature in New Jersey.

Birds of the day viewed at the birdfeeder and in the backyard: Eastern Phoebe, Blue Jay, Black-capped Chickadee, Tufted Titmouse, Carolina Wren, Northern Mockingbird, American Robin, House Finch, Chipping Sparrow.


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

Flowers of the day: Cosmos.


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

A really scrawny buck with its ribs showing was just outside the patio fence.


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

Daily Electric Energy Used (39.8 kWh) from Sense. Daily Solar Electric Energy Produced (23.0 kWh) from Sense and SolSystems. Clouds and some sun. Deficit of 16.8 kWh.

Wednesday (04-August-2021) — New Jersey

Summertime Backyard Nature in New Jersey.

Birds of the day viewed at the birdfeeder and in the backyard: Ruby-throated Hummingbird, Blue Jay, Gray Catbird, House Finch, American Goldfinch, Chipping Sparrow. Many images of the Ruby-throated Hummingbird at the end of this post.


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

Flowers of the day: Black-eyed Susan, Canna, Cosmos, Zinnia.


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

Insects of the day include Monarch Butterfly on a Sunflower leaf and Bumblebee feeding on a Zinnia flower.


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

The a scrawny Buck and Fawn with spots.


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

Kermit in the pond.


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

Ruby-throated Hummingbird really like the Red Canna flowers.


Ruby-throated Hummingbird. Individual images in the slideshow are available in my PhotoShelter Gallery.


Ruby-throated Hummingbird. Individual images in the slideshow are available in my PhotoShelter Gallery.


Ruby-throated Hummingbird. Individual images in the slideshow are available in my PhotoShelter Gallery.


Ruby-throated Hummingbird. Individual images in the slideshow are available in my PhotoShelter Gallery.


Ruby-throated Hummingbird. Individual images in the slideshow are available in my PhotoShelter Gallery.


Ruby-throated Hummingbird. Individual images in the slideshow are available in my PhotoShelter Gallery.


Ruby-throated Hummingbird. Individual images in the slideshow are available in my PhotoShelter Gallery.


Ruby-throated Hummingbird. Individual images in the slideshow are available in my PhotoShelter Gallery.


Ruby-throated Hummingbird. Individual images in the slideshow are available in my PhotoShelter Gallery.


Ruby-throated Hummingbird. Individual images in the slideshow are available in my PhotoShelter Gallery.

Daily Electric Energy Used (45.3 kWh) from Sense. Daily Solar Electric Energy Produced (36.9 kWh) from Sense and SolSystems. Clouds and sun. A deficit of 8.4 kWh.

Wednesday (11-November-2020) — New Jersey

Autumn Backyard Nature in New Jersey.

Testosterone charged Buck in the yard.

Daily Electric Energy Used (37.7 kWh) from Sense. Daily Solar Electric Energy Produced (4.0 kWh) from Sense and SolSystems. Rained all day. Geothermal HVAC system off. A deficit of 33.7 kWh.

Tuesday (10-November-2020) — New Jersey

Autumn Backyard Nature in New Jersey.

Early morning visitor (neighborhood cat) under the birdfeeder.

Neighborhood Cat. (David J Mathre)
Neighborhood Cat under the birdfeeder. Image taken with a Nikon D850 camera and 600 mm f/4 VR lens. (David J Mathre)

Visitors to the birdfeeder after the cat departed included Tufted Titmouse, Black-capped Chickadee, and White-breasted Nuthatch.


Backyard Birdfeeder. Individual images in the slideshow are available in my PhotoShelter Gallery.

Later in the afternoon, an 8-point Buck high on testosterone showed up. All of the Doe’s disappeared.

Buck. (David J Mathre)
Eight Point Buck. Image taken with a Nikon D850 camera and 600 mm f/4 VR lens. (David J Mathre)
Eight Point Buck. (David J Mathre)
Buck with 8-point rack. Image taken with a Nikon N1V3 camera and 70-300 mm VR lens. (David J Mathre)

Daily Electric Energy Used (36.8 kWh) from Sense. Daily Solar Electric Energy Produced (28.1 kWh) from Sense and SolSystems. Sunny day. Geothermal HVAC system off. A deficit of 17.2 kWh.

Tuesday (29-October-2019) — New Jersey

Autumn Outdoor Nature in New Jersey

Now that hunting season has started, the deer spend more time close to the house. They know that they can’t be shot within 400 feet of an occupied house.


Click on the above image to access my PhotoShelter gallery with the individual images in the following slideshow.


Daily Electric Energy Used (69 kWh) from Sense and Daily Solar Electric Energy Produced (11.4 kWh) from SolSystems and Locus Energy. Cloudy and rainy all day. Biggest usage Hydroponics (22.4 kWh), servers and computers (18.9 kWh), kitchen (6.4 kWh). Overall a net deficit of 57.6 kWh. Some of the excess usage in the kitchen was the oven being used to re-season a cast iron stir-fry pan.

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