Sunday (25-November-2018) — New Jersey

Backyard Autumn Nature in New Jersey.

It warmed up a bit, and rained a lot last night (~2.7 inches, ~70 mm). The National Weather Service issued several local flooding warnings. The sun came out and the birds came back to the bird feeder. I just missed catching a Red Northern Cardinal which I haven’t seen recently.



Wednesday (27-June-2018) — New Jersey

Backyard Summertime Nature in New Jersey.

Some birds at the bird feeder at dusk. Trying the new Nikon D850 camera out with a 600 mm f/4 VR lens and pushing the ISO as it was starting to get darker out. Some post processing noise reduction using Topaz Define. Chipping Sparrow, Northern Cardinals, and Blue Jays. The Blue Jay is a bit big for this bird feeder. Also, unlike the finches and cardinals it needs to take the sunflower seeds away from the feeder and find somewhere to break the seed open.




Friday (22-June-2018) — New Jersey

Backyard Early Summer Nature in New Jersey.

The Yucca and Prickly Pear flowers are in bloom. There are several new wildflowers (and I am not sure of the ID). I also am seeing more poppies (Red, Icelandic, and California). Individual images from the slide-shows are available here.




Mourning Dove. Image taken with a Fuji X-T2 camera and 100-400 mm OIS telephoto zoom lens (David J Mathre)
Mourning Dove. Image taken with a Fuji X-T2 camera and 100-400 mm OIS telephoto zoom lens (David J Mathre)
Chipping Sparrow. Image taken with a Fuji X-T2 camera and 100-400 mm OIS telephoto zoom lens (David J Mathre)
Chipping Sparrow. Image taken with a Fuji X-T2 camera and 100-400 mm OIS telephoto zoom lens (David J Mathre)
Frog Eggs in a Pond. Image taken with a Leica TL2 camera and 60 mm f/2.8 macro lens (David J Mathre)
Frog Eggs in a Pond. Image taken with a Leica TL2 camera and 60 mm f/2.8 macro lens (David J Mathre)
Raccoon trap and bait. Image taken with a Fuji X-T2 camera and 100-400 mm OIS telephoto zoom lens (David J Mathre)
Raccoon trap and bait. Image taken with a Fuji X-T2 camera and 100-400 mm OIS telephoto zoom lens (David J Mathre)

Tuesday (08-May-2018) — New Jersey

Springtime Backyard Nature in New Jersey.

Chipping Sparrow and Mourning Dove.

Chipping Sparrow at the Bird Feeder Image taken with a Nikon D4 camera and 600 mm f/4 VR lens. (David J Mathre)
Chipping Sparrow at the Bird Feeder Image taken with a Nikon D4 camera and 600 mm f/4 VR lens. (David J Mathre)


Friday (04-May-2018) — New Jersey

Backyard Springtime Nature in New Jersey.

A Chipping Sparrow at the bird feeder, wary deer, and attempts to capture water droplets in a fountain. During the night a raccoon raided the composting tube in the Garden Tower. I decided to mount a cactus on top of the Garden Tower. As you can see in the nighttime IR videos, it didn’t work.

Chipping Sparrow at the Bird Feeder. Image taken with a Nikon D4 camera and 600 mm f/4 VR telephoto lens. (David J Mathre)
Chipping Sparrow at the Bird Feeder. Image taken with a Nikon D4 camera and 600 mm f/4 VR telephoto lens. (David J Mathre)
Wary Pair of Deer. Image taken with a Nikon D4 camera and 600 mm f/4 VR telephoto lens (David J Mathre)
Wary Pair of Deer. Image taken with a Nikon D4 camera and 600 mm f/4 VR telephoto lens (David J Mathre)


Cactus on top of the Garden Tower. Image taken with a Nikon D4 camera and 600 mm f/4 VR telephoto lens. (David J Mathre)
Cactus on top of the Garden Tower. Image taken with a Nikon D4 camera and 600 mm f/4 VR telephoto lens. (David J Mathre)