Tuesday (09-March-2021) — New Jersey

Wintertime Backyard Nature in New Jersey.

Visitors to the backyard and birdfeeder: Canada Goose, Turkey Vulture, Downy Woodpecker, American Crow, Black-capped Chickadee, Tufted Titmouse, House Finch, Dark-eyed Junco, White-throated Sparrow, Song Sparrow, Northern Cardinal.

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


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

Daily Electric Energy Used (54.5 kWh) from Sense. Daily Solar Electric Energy Produced (56.4 kWh) from Sense and SolSystems. Sunny. Geothermal HVAC system on. A surplus of 1.9 kWh. First day since 15-November-2020 that the solar panels produced a surplus.

Sunday (21-February-2021) — New Jersey

Wintertime Backyard Nature in New Jersey.

Visitors to the birdfeeder: Downy Woodpecker, American Crow, Black-capped Chickadee, Carolina Wren, House Finch, White-throated Sparrow, Song Sparrow, Northern Cardinal.


Backyard and Backyard Birdfeeder. Individual images in the slideshow are available in my PhotoShelter Gallery.

Daily Electric Energy Used (79.2 kWh) from Sense. Daily Solar Electric Energy Produced (28.4 kWh) from Sense and SolSystems. The solar panels partially covered with snow. Geothermal HVAC system on. A deficit of 50.8 kWh.

Weekly Electric Energy Used (548 kWh) from Sense. Weekly Solar Electric Energy Produced (103 kWh) from Sense and SolSystems. The solar panels covered with snow part of week. Geothermal HVAC system on. A deficit of 445 kWh.

Monday (15-February-2021) — New Jersey

Wintertime Backyard Nature in New Jersey. Day 4 of the 2021 Great Backyard Bird Count.

Visitors to the birdfeeder (06:45-07:00): Dark-eyed Junco, White-throated Sparrow, Northern Cardinal.

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Backyard Birdfeeder. Individual images in the slideshow are available in my PhotoShelter Gallery.

Visitors to the backyard and birdfeeder (08:12-08:53): Turkey Vulture, Black-capped Chickadee, House Finch, Dark-eyed Junco, White-throated Sparrow, Song Sparrow, Northern Cardinal.


Backyard Birdfeeder. Individual images in the slideshow are available in my PhotoShelter Gallery.

Visitors to the backyard and birdfeeder (10:00-10:15): White-breasted Nuthatch, Carolina Wren, Dark-eyed Junco, White-throated Sparrow, Red-winged Blackbird, Northern Cardinal.


Backyard Birdfeeder. Individual images in the slideshow are available in my PhotoShelter Gallery.

Visitors to the backyard (12:30-12:45): Black-capped Chickadee, Tufted Titmouse, House Finch, White-throated Sparrow, Red-winged Blackbird, Northern Cardinal.


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

Visitors to the backyard and birdfeeder (14:50-15:05): Black-capped Chickadee, White-throated Sparrow, Song Sparrow, Red-winged Blackbird.


Backyard Birdfeeder. Individual images in the slideshow are available in my PhotoShelter Gallery.

Visitors to the backyard and birdfeeder (16:30-16:45): Downy Woodpecker, Dark-eyed Junco, White-throated Sparrow.


Backyard Birdfeeder. Individual images in the slideshow are available in my PhotoShelter Gallery.

Daily Electric Energy Used (78.5 kWh) from Sense. Daily Solar Electric Energy Produced (2.0 kWh) from Sense and SolSystems. The solar panels mostly covered with snow. Geothermal HVAC system on. A deficit of 76.5 kWh.

Friday (12-February-2021) — New Jersey

Wintertime Backyard Nature in New Jersey. Day 1 of the 2021 Great Backyard Bird Count.

Visitors to the birdfeeder (07:48-08:26): Mourning Dove, Red-bellied Woodpecker, Black-capped Chickadee, Carolina Wren, House Finch, Dark-eyed Junco, White-throated Sparrow, Northern Cardinal.


Backyard Birdfeeder. Individual images in the slideshow are available in my PhotoShelter Gallery.

Visitors to the backyard and birdfeeder (10:04-10:39): Turkey Vulture, American Crow, Black-capped Chickadee, White-breasted Nuthatch, Carolina Wren, Dark-eyed Junco, White-throated Sparrow, Song Sparrow, Northern Cardinal.


Backyard Birdfeeder. Individual images in the slideshow are available in my PhotoShelter Gallery.

Visitors to the backyard and birdfeeder (13:32-13:47): European Starling, Dark-eyed Junco, White-throated Sparrow, Song Sparrow, Northern Cardinal.


Backyard Birdfeeder. Individual images in the slideshow are available in my PhotoShelter Gallery.

Visitors to the backyard and birdfeeder (14:35-14:50): Turkey Vulture, Black-capped Chickadee, European Starling, House Finch, American Goldfinch, Dark-eyed Junco, White-throated Sparrow, Northern Cardinal.


Backyard Birdfeeder. Individual images in the slideshow are available in my PhotoShelter Gallery.

Visitors to the backyard and birdfeeder (15:59-16:29): Red-bellied Woodpecker, Downy Woodpecker, Black-capped Chickadee, Tufted Titmouse, European Starling, House Finch, Dark-eyed Junco, White-throated Sparrow, Northern Cardinal.


Backyard Birdfeeder. Individual images in the slideshow are available in my PhotoShelter Gallery.

Daily Electric Energy Used (98.4 kWh) from Sense. Daily Solar Electric Energy Produced (0.0 kWh) from Sense and SolSystems. The solar panels totally covered with snow. Geothermal HVAC system on. A deficit of 98.4 kWh.

Sunday (07-February-2021) — New Jersey

Wintertime Backyard Nature in New Jersey.

Heavy snow most of the day. The highlight was a Red-shouldered Hawk in a tree overlooking the birdfeeder. Later in the afternoon several Turkey Vultures soared by looking for a place to roost overnight.


Red-shouldered Hawk in a tree. Individual images in the slideshow are available in my PhotoShelter Gallery.

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Turkey Vulture (Cathartes aura). Image taken with a Nikon D850 camera and 500 mm f/4 VR lens. (David J Mathre)

Visitors to the birdfeeder: Mourning Dove, Downy Woodpecker, Black-capped Chickadee, Tufted Titmouse, Carolina Wren, European Starling, House Finch, American Goldfinch, Dark-eyed Junco, White-throated Sparrow, Song Sparrow, Northern Cardinal.


Backyard Birdfeeder. Individual images in the slideshow are available in my PhotoShelter Gallery.

Daily Electric Energy Used (88.3 kWh) from Sense. Daily Solar Electric Energy Produced (0.0 kWh) from Sense and SolSystems. The solar panels covered with snow. Geothermal HVAC system on. A deficit of 88.3 kWh.

Weekly Electric Energy Used (524 kWh) from Sense. Weekly Solar Electric Energy Produced (30 kWh) from Sense and SolSystems. The solar panels covered with snow much of the week. Geothermal HVAC system on. A deficit of 496 kWh.