Monday (19-April-2021) — New Jersey

Springtime Backyard Nature in New Jersey.

Visitors backyard and the patio birdfeeder: Mourning Dove, Black Vulture, Turkey Vulture, Hairy Woodpecker, Tufted Titmouse, White-breasted Nuthatch, House Finch, Chipping Sparrow, Brown-headed Cowbird, Northern Cardinal.


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


Hairy Woodpecker. Individual images in the slideshow are available in my PhotoShelter Gallery.


Vultures. Individual images in the slideshow are available in my PhotoShelter Gallery.

Early springtime flowers: Daffodil, Dandelion, Grape Hyacinth, Maple Tree, Plum Tree, Tulip, Violet, unidentified Yellow, and unidentified White.


Early Springtime Flowers (landscape mode). Individual images in the slideshow are available in my PhotoShelter Gallery. <


Early Springtime Flowers (portrait mode). Individual images in the slideshow are available in my PhotoShelter Gallery.

Tulip opening time-lapse videos. Two cameras: (Leica SL2 camera with a 50 mm f/1.4 lens) and (Fuji X-H1 with a 50-140 mm OIS lens).

Yardwork — Mowing the Lawn and using the Leaf Vac to move Black Tree Mulch. Time-lapse video using a Garmin VIRB-360 camera.

Daily Electric Energy Used (57.6 kWh) from Sense. Daily Solar Electric Energy Produced (51.5 kWh) from Sense and SolSystems. Sun and clouds. A deficit of 6.1 kWh.

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.

Monday (05-April-2021) — New Jersey

Springtime Backyard Nature in New Jersey.

Meditating Troll. (David J Mathre)
Meditating Troll waiting for the mail. Image taken with a Leica SL2 camera and 90-280 mm lens. (David J Mathre)

Morning visitors to the backyard and patio birdfeeder: Tufted Titmouse, House Finch, American Goldfinch, Dark-eyed Junco, Brown-headed Cowbird, Northern Cardinal.


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

Early Spring Flowers. A variety of Daffodils. Forsythia that the deer didn’t get. Still waiting on the Tulips (and hoping the deer stay away)


Early Spring Flowers (portrait mode). Images taken with a Leica SL2 camera and 90-280 mm lens. Individual images in the slideshow are available in my PhotoShelter Gallery.


Early Spring Flowers (landscape mode). Images taken with a Leica SL2 camera and 90-280 mm lens. Individual images in the slideshow are available in my PhotoShelter Gallery.

Daily Electric Energy Used (47.3 kWh) from Sense. Daily Solar Electric Energy Produced (74.5 kWh) from Sense and SolSystems. Sunny. Geothermal HVAC system still on part of the day. A surplus of 27.2 kWh.

Friday (26-March-2021) — New Jersey

Springtime Backyard Nature in New Jersey.

Evening visitor to the patio birdfeeder: Tufted Titmouse.

Female House Finch. (David J Mathre)
Tufted Titmouse (Baeolophus bicolor). Image taken with a Nikon D850 camera and 500 mm f/4 VR lens. (David J Mathre)

Spring Wildflowers: Daffodils and Purple Crocuses


Spring Wildflowers (landscape mode). Image taken with a Fuji X-H1 camera and 200 mm f/2 OIS lens and 1.4 x teleconverter. Individual images in the slideshow are available in my PhotoShelter Gallery.


Spring Wildflowers (portrait mode). Image taken with a Fuji X-H1 camera and 200 mm f/2 OIS lens and 1.4 x teleconverter. Individual images in the slideshow are available in my PhotoShelter Gallery.

Daily Electric Energy Used (44.4 kWh) from Sense. Daily Solar Electric Energy Produced (50.2 kWh) from Sense and SolSystems. Sunny. Geothermal HVAC system was off. A surplus of 5.8 kWh. Sense was down part of the day due to power glitch and WiFi/networking issues.