Saturday (17-April-2021) — New Jersey

Springtime Backyard Nature in New Jersey.

Visitors backyard and the patio birdfeeder: House Finch, Chipping Sparrow, White-throated Sparrow, Brown-headed Cowbird, Northern Cardinal.


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

I set up a camera to take images for a time-lapse Tulip flower opening looking strait down. Unfortunately, it was cloudy and cool outside so the flower only partially opened. Need to wait for some sun and a bit more warmth.

Late planting starter seeds in the indoor AeroGarden Farm for the outdoor GrowTowers (Part 2). Herb seeds planted this year include: Angelica, Anise, Basil (Cinnamon, Culinary, Dark Opal, Genovese, Holy, Italian Large-leaf, Lemon, Lime, Thai, Sweet), Cilantro, Chives, Cumin, Dill Epazote, Lavender, Lemmon Grass, Marjoram, Mugwort, Oregano, Parsley, Rosemary, Sage, Tarragon, Thyme.

Daily Electric Energy Used (54.6 kWh) from Sense. Daily Solar Electric Energy Produced (33.9 kWh) from Sense and SolSystems. Sun and clouds. GeoThermal HVAC still on to heat the house. A deficit of 20.7 kWh.

One-Year Ago (17-April-2020) — New Jersey

Backyard Springtime Nature in New Jersey

Daily Visitor: Chipping Sparrow, Northern Cardinal. My eBird Checklist. My eBird Checklist.


Daily Birdfeeder Visitor. Images taken with a Nikon D5 camera and 600 mm f/4 VR lens. Individual images in the slideshow are available in my PhotoShelter Gallery.

Three-Years Ago (17-April-2018) — New Jersey

Backyard Springtime Nature in New Jersey

Morning Visitor: Mourning Dove, Blue Jay, American Crow, House Finch, Chipping Sparrow, Northern Cardinal. My eBird Checklist.


Morning Birdfeeder Visitor. Images taken with a Nikon D4 camera and 600 mm f/4 VR lens. Individual images in the slideshow are available in my PhotoShelter Gallery.


Morning Birdfeeder Visitor. Images taken with a Nikon D4 camera and 600 mm f/4 VR lens. Individual images in the slideshow are available in my PhotoShelter Gallery.


Morning Birdfeeder Visitor. Images taken with a Nikon D4 camera and 600 mm f/4 VR lens. Individual images in the slideshow are available in my PhotoShelter Gallery.


Morning Birdfeeder Visitor. Images taken with a Nikon D4 camera and 600 mm f/4 VR lens. Individual images in the slideshow are available in my PhotoShelter Gallery.


Morning Birdfeeder Visitor. Images taken with a Nikon D4 camera and 600 mm f/4 VR lens. Individual images in the slideshow are available in my PhotoShelter Gallery.

Thursday (15-April-2021) — New Jersey

Springtime Backyard Nature in New Jersey.

Visitors backyard and the patio birdfeeder: Turkey Vulture, House Finch, Chipping Sparrow, White-throated Sparrow, Brown-headed Cowbird, Northern Cardinal.


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

Early spring flowers blooming: Daffodils, Grape Hyacinth, Garlic, Onion, Pieris japonica, and Tulip. The Pieris japonica (Japanese Andromeda) is one of the few shrubs in my yard that the deer avoid.


Early Spring Flowers. Individual images in the slideshow are available in my PhotoShelter Gallery.

Daily Electric Energy Used (41.7 kWh) from Sense. Daily Solar Electric Energy Produced (14.7 kWh) from Sense and SolSystems. Cloudy. A deficit of 27.0 kWh.

Wednesday (14-April-2021) — New Jersey

Springtime Backyard Nature in New Jersey.

Visitors to the patio birdfeeder: Mourning Dove, Tufted Titmouse, House Finch, American Goldfinch, Chipping Sparrow, Brown-headed Cowbird, Northern Cardinal.


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

Early spring flowers blooming: Daffodils, Dandelions, Grape Hyacinth, Tulip, and Violets. Time-lapsed video of the Tulip opening.


Early Spring Flowers. Individual images in the slideshow are available in my PhotoShelter Gallery.

Daily Electric Energy Used (49.4 kWh) from Sense. Daily Solar Electric Energy Produced (42.4 kWh) from Sense and SolSystems. Cloudy. A deficit of 7.0 kWh.