Eight-Years Ago (04-April-2013) — New Jersey

Backyard Springtime Nature in New Jersey

Afternoon walkabout: Carolina Wren, American Robin. My eBird Checklist.


Afternoon walkabout. Image taken with a Nikon 1 V2 camera, FT1 adapter, and 80-400 mm VRII lens; or Nikon D4 camera and 600 mm f/4 VR lens; or a Nikon D800 camera and 80-400 mm VR lens.. Individual images in the slideshow are available in my PhotoShelter Gallery.

Saturday (03-April-2021) — New Jersey

Springtime Backyard Nature in New Jersey.

Morning visitors to the backyard and patio birdfeeder: Tufted Titmouse, Carolina Wren, Brown-headed Cowbird, Northern Cardinal.


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

Daily Electric Energy Used (83.8 kWh) from Sense. Daily Solar Electric Energy Produced (74.9 kWh) from Sense and SolSystems. Sunny. Geothermal HVAC system was on again (including resistance heating) as the house got too cold inside. A deficit of 8.9 kWh.

Wednesday (31-March-2021) — New Jersey

Springtime Backyard Nature in New Jersey.

Morning visitors to the patio birdfeeder: Tufted Titmouse, Carolina Wren, House Finch, Chipping Sparrow, Dark-eyed Junco, Song Sparrow, Brown-headed Cowbird, Northern Cardinal.


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

Daily Electric Energy Used (43.5 kWh) from Sense. Daily Solar Electric Energy Produced (15 kWh) from Sense and SolSystems. Cloudy and rainy. Geothermal HVAC system was off. A deficit of 28.5 kWh.

Monthly Electric Energy Used (1798 kWh) from Sense. Daily Solar Electric Energy Produced (1477 kWh) from Sense and SolSystems. A deficit of 321 kWh.

Monday (29-March-2021) — New Jersey

Springtime Backyard Nature in New Jersey.

Morning visitors to the patio birdfeeder: Black-capped Chickadee, Carolina Wren, House Finch, White-throated Sparrow, Northern Cardinal.


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

Early Springtime Flowers: The Purple Crocuses are almost gone, Daffodils everywhere (and the deer don’t eat them), some Forsythia (that survived the deer). The Tulip plants are getting bigger, but haven’t bloomed yet (deer permitting).


Spring Wildflowers (landscape mode). Image taken with a Fuji X-T2 camera and 80 mm f/2.8 macro lens. Individual images in the slideshow are available in my PhotoShelter Gallery.


Spring Wildflowers (portrait mode). Image taken with a Fuji X-T2 camera and 80 mm f/2.8 macro lens. Individual images in the slideshow are available in my PhotoShelter Gallery.

Daily Electric Energy Used (39.9 kWh) from Sense. Daily Solar Electric Energy Produced (73.9 kWh) from Sense and SolSystems. Sunny. Geothermal HVAC system was on. A surplus of 33.4 kWh.

One-Year Ago (25-March-2020) — New Jersey

Backyard Springtime Nature in New Jersey

Morning Walkabout and patio birdfeeder: Turkey Vulture, American Crow, Carolina Wren, House Finch, Dark-eyed Junco, Northern Cardinal. My eBird Checklist.


Morning Walkabout and patio birdfeeder. Images taken with a Nikon D5 camera and 600 mm f/4 VRII lens. Individual images in the slideshow are available in my PhotoShelter Gallery.