Eleven-Years Ago (24-December-2006) — New Jersey

Backyard Winter Nature in New Jersey: Birds

Walkabout with a Nikon D2xs camera and 70-200 mm f/2.8 lens. Northern mockingbirds, and northern cardinals.

Female Northern Cardinal in the Vines. Backyard Winter Nature in New Jersey. Image taken with a Nikon D2xs camera and 70-200 mm VR lens (ISO 200, 200 mm, f/2.8, 1/3000 sec) (David J Mathre)
Female Northern Cardinal in the Vines. Backyard Winter Nature in New Jersey. Image taken with a Nikon D2xs camera and 70-200 mm VR lens (ISO 200, 200 mm, f/2.8, 1/3000 sec) (David J Mathre)



Eleven-Years Ago (16-December-2006) — New Jersey

Backyard Late Autumn Nature in New Jersey: Birds that Stay Through the Winter

A bright red male Northern Cardinal. Image taken with a Nikon D2xs camera and 80-400 mm VR lens (ISO 200, 400 mm, f/5.6, 1/40 sec).

Male Cardinal in New Jersey (David J Mathre)
Male Cardinal in New Jersey (David J Mathre)

Nine-Years Ago (16-March-2008) — New Jersey

Backyard Late Winter Nature in New Jersey.

Images from a walkabout in my backyard after a morning rain shower. The deer look like it has been a long winter. These are the birds that spent the winter.

Three scrawny does. Late winter backyard nature in New Jersey. Image taken with a Nikon D300 camera and 80-400 mm VR lens (ISO 360, 400 mm, f/5.6, 1/250 sec). (David J Mathre)
Three scrawny does. Image taken with a Nikon D300 camera and 80-400 mm VR lens (ISO 360, 400 mm, f/5.6, 1/250 sec). (David J Mathre)
Female northern cardinal in the vines after a morning rain. Late winter backyard nature in New Jersey. Image taken with a Nikon D300 camera and 80-400 mm VR lens (ISO 280, 400 mm, f/5.6, 1/250 sec). (David J Mathre)
Female northern cardinal in the vines after a morning rain. Image taken with a Nikon D300 camera and 80-400 mm VR lens (ISO 280, 400 mm, f/5.6, 1/250 sec). (David J Mathre)
Male northern cardinal in the vines after a morning rain. Late winter backyard nature in New Jersey. Image taken with a Nikon D300 camera and 80-400 mm VR lens (ISO 200, 400 mm, f/5.6, 1/640 sec). (David J Mathre)
Male northern cardinal in the vines after a morning rain. Image taken with a Nikon D300 camera and 80-400 mm VR lens (ISO 200, 400 mm, f/5.6, 1/640 sec). (David J Mathre)
White-throated sparrow in the vines after a morning rain. Late winter backyard nature in New Jersey. Image taken with a Nikon D300 camera and 80-400 mm VR lens (ISO 500, 400 mm, f/5.6, 1/250 sec). (David J Mathre)
White-throated sparrow in the vines after a morning rain. Image taken with a Nikon D300 camera and 80-400 mm VR lens (ISO 500, 400 mm, f/5.6, 1/250 sec). (David J Mathre)

Dark-eyed junco in the vines. Late winter backyard nature in New Jersey. Image taken with a Nikon D300 camera and 80-400 mm VR lens (ISO 450, 400 mm, f/5.6, 1/250 sec). (David J Mathre)

Water droplets on a vine after a morning rain. Late winter backyard nature in New Jersey. Image taken with a Nikon D300 camera and 80-400 mm VR lens (ISO 280, 400 mm, f/5.6, 1/250 sec). (David J Mathre)
Water droplets on a vine after a morning rain. Image taken with a Nikon D300 camera and 80-400 mm VR lens (ISO 280, 400 mm, f/5.6, 1/250 sec). (David J Mathre)

Ten-Years Ago (11-March-2007) — New Jersey

Backyard Late Winter Nature in New Jersey.

Walkabout looking for birds. Found a Black-capped Chickadee and a pair of Northern Cardinals.

Black-capped chickadee. Backyard winter nature in New Jersey. Image taken with a Nikon D2xs camera and 80-400 mm VR lens (ISO 200, 400 mm, f/5.6, 1/500 sec). (David J Mathre)
Black-capped chickadee. Backyard winter nature in New Jersey. Image taken with a Nikon D2xs camera and 80-400 mm VR lens (ISO 200, 400 mm, f/5.6, 1/500 sec). (David J Mathre)
Female Northern Red Cardinal in the afternoon sun. Backyard winter nature in New Jersey. Image taken with a Nikon D2xs camera and 80-400 mm VR lens (ISO 200, 400 mm, f/5.6, 1/640 sec). (David J Mathre)
Female Northern Red Cardinal in the afternoon sun. Backyard winter nature in New Jersey. Image taken with a Nikon D2xs camera and 80-400 mm VR lens (ISO 200, 400 mm, f/5.6, 1/640 sec). (David J Mathre)
Northern Northern Red Cardinal in the afternoon sun. Backyard winter nature in New Jersey. Image taken with a Nikon D2xs camera and 80-400 mm VR lens (ISO 200, 400 mm, f/5.6, 1/320 sec). (David J Mathre)
Northern Northern Red Cardinal in the afternoon sun. Backyard winter nature in New Jersey. Image taken with a Nikon D2xs camera and 80-400 mm VR lens (ISO 200, 400 mm, f/5.6, 1/320 sec). (David J Mathre)