Wednesday (21-July-2021) — New Jersey

Springtime Backyard Nature in New Jersey.

Birds of the day viewed at the birdfeeder and in the backyard: Mourning Dove, Downy Hummingbird, Blue Jay, American Crow, Black-capped Chickadee, Tufted Titmouse, Carolina Wren, House Finch, Chipping Sparrow, Brown-headed Cowbird, Common Grackle, Northern Cardinal.


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

Daily Electric Energy Used (59.7 kWh) from Sense. Daily Solar Electric Energy Produced (57.4 kWh) from Sense and SolSystems. Sunny then some rain, hot, and hazy. A deficit of 2.3 kWh.

Tuesday (20-July-2021) — New Jersey

Springtime Backyard Nature in New Jersey.

Birds of the day viewed at the birdfeeder and in the backyard: Mourning Dove, Ruby-throated Hummingbird, Blue Jay, American Crow, Black-capped Chickadee, Tufted Titmouse, Carolina Wren, American Robin, House Finch, American Goldfinch, Chipping Sparrow, Red-winged Blackbird, Brown-headed Cowbird, Common Grackle, Northern Cardinal, Rose-breasted Grosbeak.


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

Two types of Dragonflies viewed near the backyard pond. One with an all black body and clear wings (Darth Vader). The other one had a blue body and green eyes. They were observed mating and laying eggs in the water.


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

Daily Electric Energy Used (67.6 kWh) from Sense. Daily Solar Electric Energy Produced (58.9 kWh) from Sense and SolSystems. Sun, hot, hazy, and a few clouds. A deficit of 8.7 kWh.

Fourteen-Years Ago (28-May-2007) — Colorado

Springtime Nature in Colorado

Boulder Residence Inn. Northern Flicker My eBird Checklist.


Northern Flicker. Image taken with a Nikon D2xs camera and 70-200 mm f/2.8 VR lens. Individual images in the slideshow are available in my PhotoShelter Gallery.

Longs Peak Trail, Rocky Mountain National Park. American Three-toed Woodpecker, Canada Jay, Mountain Chickadee, Yellow-rumped Warbler. My eBird Checklist.


Longs Peak Trail, Rocky Mountain National Park. Image taken with a Nikon D2xs camera and 70-200 mm f/2.8 VR lens (some with a 1.4, 1.7, or 2.0x teleconverter). Individual images in the slideshow are available in my PhotoShelter Gallery.

Lily Lake, Rocky Mountain National Park. Mallard, Broad-tailed Hummingbird, Red-winged Blackbird, Common Grackle. My eBird Checklist.


Lily Lake, Rocky Mountain National Park. Image taken with a Nikon D2xs camera and 70-200 mm f/2.8 VR lens (some with a 1.4, 1.7, or 2.0x teleconverter). Individual images in the slideshow are available in my PhotoShelter Gallery.

Fourteen-Years Ago (25-March-2007) — Illinois

Springtime Nature in Illinois

Afternoon walkabout at the Chicago Navy Pier: Common Grackle. My eBird Checklist.

Common Grackle. (David J Mathre)
Common Grackle. Navy Pier, Chicago, Illinois. Image taken with a Nikon D200 camera and 18-200 mm VR lens (ISO 100, 170 mm, f/5.6, 1/90 sec). (David J Mathre)

Two-Years Ago (10-March-2019) — New Jersey

Backyard Wintertime Nature in New Jersey

Afternoon at the Birdfeeder: Common Grackle, Northern Cardinal. My eBird Checklist.


Afternoon at the birdfeeder with a Nikon D5 camera and 600 mm f/4 VRII lens. Individual images in the slideshow are available in my PhotoShelter Gallery.