Sunday (18-April-2021) — New Jersey

Springtime Backyard Nature in New Jersey.

Visitors backyard and the patio birdfeeder: Mourning Dove, Turkey Vulture, Blue Jay, Black-capped Chickadee, House Finch, Chipping Sparrow, Dark-eyed Junco, White-throated Sparrow, Song Sparrow, Brown-headed Cowbird, Northern Cardinal.


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

Early springtime flowers: Daffodil, Grape Hyacinth, Maple Tree, Plum Tree, Tulip, Violet.


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.

Better luck today with the Tulip opening time-lapse video. The sun came out and it was warmer. This time I set up two cameras. One to look straight down (Leica SL2 camera with a 50 mm f/1.4 lens), and the other for a side view (Fuji X-H1 with a 50-140 mm OIS lens).

Daily Electric Energy Used (59.2 kWh) from Sense. Daily Solar Electric Energy Produced (52.2 kWh) from Sense and SolSystems. Sun and clouds. GeoThermal HVAC still on to heat the house. A deficit of 7.0 kWh.

Weekly Electric Energy Used (331 kWh) from Sense. Daily Solar Electric Energy Produced (275 kWh) from Sense and SolSystems. A deficit of 56 kWh.

Tuesday (13-April-2021) — New Jersey

Springtime Backyard Nature in New Jersey.

Nest and visitors to the patio birdfeeder: Mourning Dove, House Finch, Chipping Sparrow, Dark-eyed Junco, Northern Cardinal.


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

The first Tulip opened after the sun came out. Also, Daffodils, Dandelions, Forsythia, and Grape Hyacinth.


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

Daily Electric Energy Used (38.1 kWh) from Sense. Daily Solar Electric Energy Produced (72.2 kWh) from Sense and SolSystems. The sun returned. A surplus of 34.1 kWh.

Three-Years Ago (11-April-2018) — New Jersey

Backyard Springtime Nature in New Jersey

Evening at the birdfeeder: Mourning Dove, House Finch, American Goldfinch, Dark-eyed Junco. My eBird Checklist.


Evening at the birdfeeder. Images taken with a Nikon D5 camera and 80-400 mm VRII lens. Individual images in the slideshow are available in my PhotoShelter Gallery.

Saturday (10-April-2021) — New Jersey

Springtime Backyard Nature in New Jersey.

Morning visitors to the backyard and patio birdfeeder: Mourning Dove, Turkey Vulture, American Crow, Tufted Titmouse, House Finch, American Goldfinch, Chipping Sparrow, Dark-eyed Junco, White-throated Sparrow, Song Sparrow, Brown-headed Cowbird, Northern Cardinal.


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


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

Time-lapse Little Planet Video of Yardwork (Rototilling and Seeding).

Daily Electric Energy Used (44.1 kWh) from Sense. Daily Solar Electric Energy Produced (35.3 kWh) from Sense and SolSystems. Clouds and sun. A surplus of 8.85 kWh.

Thursday (08-April-2021) — New Jersey

Springtime Backyard Nature in New Jersey.

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


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

Time-lapse Little Planet Video of Yardwork (Leaf Vacuuming and Lawn Mowing).

Daily Electric Energy Used (46.1 kWh) from Sense. Daily Solar Electric Energy Produced (74.6 kWh) from Sense and SolSystems. Lots of sun. A surplus of 28.5 kWh.