Wednesday (14-September-2022) — New Jersey

Summertime Nature in New Jersey.

Birds of the day viewed in my backyard: Ruby-throated Hummingbird, Downy Woodpecker, Blue Jay, Black-capped Chickadee, European Starling, Northern Cardinal.


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


Ruby-throated Hummingbirds. Individual images in the slideshow are available in my PhotoShelter Gallery.

Daily Electric Energy Used (58.7 kWh) from Sense. Daily Solar Electric Energy Produced (50.7 kWh) from Sense. Sun and clouds. Deficit of 8.0 kWh.

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Thursday (08-September-2022) — New Jersey

Summertime Nature in New Jersey.

Birds of the day viewed in my backyard: Mourning Dove, Ruby-throated Hummingbird, Turkey Vulture, Downy Woodpecker, Blue Jay, Black-capped Chickadee, European Starling, House Finch, Goldfinch, Chipping Sparrow, Northern Cardinal.


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

A batch of Yellowjacket wasps have taken over the Hummingbird feeder.

Yellowjacket. (David J Mathre)
Yellow Jackets at the Hummingbird Feeder. Image taken with a Leica SL2 camera and 90-280 mm lens. (David J Mathre)

Daily Electric Energy Used (63.6 kWh) from Sense. Daily Solar Electric Energy Produced (44.0 kWh) from Sense. Sun and clouds. Deficit of 19.6 kWh.

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Monday (05-September-2022) — New Jersey

Summertime Nature in New Jersey.

Birds of the day viewed in my backyard: Ruby-throated Hummingbird, Turkey Vulture, Blue Jay, Black-capped Chickadee, Tufted Titmouse, European Starling, Gray Catbird, House Finch, American Goldfinch, Song Sparrow, Common Grackle, Northern Cardinal. At one point a Northern Cardinal and Yellow-Jacket Wasp had an issue over drinking rights at the birdbath.


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


Northern Cardinal vs. Yellow-Jacket Wasp. Individual images in the slideshow are available in my PhotoShelter Gallery.


Ruby-throated Hummingbird. Individual images in the slideshow are available in my PhotoShelter Gallery.


Ruby-throated Hummingbird feeding on Canna flowers. Individual images in the slideshow are available in my PhotoShelter Gallery.


Ruby-throated Hummingbird at the Hummingbird Feeder. Individual images in the slideshow are available in my PhotoShelter Gallery.

Daily Electric Energy Used (69.1 kWh) from Sense. Daily Solar Electric Energy Produced (39.5 kWh) from Sense. Cloudy. Deficit of 29.6 kWh.


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Wednesday (17-August-2022) — New Jersey

Summertime Nature in New Jersey.

Birds of the day viewed in my backyard: Mourning Dove, Ruby-throated Hummingbird, Turkey Vulture, Downy Woodpecker, Blue Jay, Black-capped Chickadee, White-breasted Nuthatch, European Starling, Gray Catbird, House Finch, American Goldfinch, Song Sparrow, Common Grackle, Northern Cardinal. Today, Many more birds today. The Ruby-throated hummingbirds were mainly at the hummingbird feeder rather than in the Zinnia patch. A large number of American Goldfinch continue to pull the petals off the Zinnia flowers. Several House Finch must have recently fledged. They are around the feeders, fluttering their wings with their mouths open waiting to be fed. They haven’t quite figured out how to open a sunflower seed.


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


Ruby-throated Hummingbirds feeding at a Hummingbird Feeder. Individual images in the slideshow are available in my PhotoShelter Gallery.


Ruby-throated Hummingbirds feeding at a Hummingbird Feeder. Individual images in the slideshow are available in my PhotoShelter Gallery.


Ruby-throated Hummingbirds feeding at a Hummingbird Feeder. Individual images in the slideshow are available in my PhotoShelter Gallery.


Ruby-throated Hummingbirds feeding at a Hummingbird Feeder. Individual images in the slideshow are available in my PhotoShelter Gallery.


Ruby-throated Hummingbirds in a field of Zinnia flowers. Individual images in the slideshow are available in my PhotoShelter Gallery.


Ruby-throated Hummingbird. Individual images in the slideshow are available in my PhotoShelter Gallery.

Daily Electric Energy Used (63.0 kWh) from Sense. Daily Solar Electric Energy Produced (38.7 kWh) from Sense. Cloudy. Deficit of 24.3 kWh.

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Saturday (13-August-2022) — New Jersey

Summertime Nature in New Jersey.

Birds of the day viewed in my backyard: Mourning Dove, Ruby-throated Hummingbird, Turkey Vulture, Blue Jay, European Starling, Gray Catbird, House Finch, American Goldfinch, Common Grackle, Northern Cardinal. Several recently fledged House Finch were wagging their wings with their mouth open looking to be fed by a single male adult House Finch. A Common Grackle spent time drinking and cooling in the birdbath.


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


Ruby-throated Hummingbird. Individual images in the slideshow are available in my PhotoShelter Gallery.


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


Common Grackle at the Birdbath. Individual images in the slideshow are available in my PhotoShelter Gallery.

Daily Electric Energy Used (53.0 kWh) from Sense. Daily Solar Electric Energy Produced (70.3 kWh) from Sense. Sunny. Surplus of 17.3 kWh.

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