Monday (20-January-2020) — New Jersey

Backyard Wintertime Nature in New Jersey.

Regulars at my bird feeder this morning. One-eyed House Finch, Northern Cardinal, and Blue Jay.


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Daily Electric Energy Used (91.1 kWh) from Sense and Daily Solar Electric Energy Produced (40.8 kWh) from SolSystems and Locus Energy. Sunny Day. A deficit of 50.3 kWh.


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Saturday (18-January-2020) — New Jersey

Backyard Wintertime Nature in New Jersey.

There have been a number of comments in the local neighborhood site about the lack of birds at bird feeders this winter. I am still seeing some, maybe not as many as last year. It has been warmer, so maybe some of the birds are finding other sources of food. Today, the following birds have been feeding on my patio and at my bird feeder: Dark-eyed Junco, Black-headed Chickadee, House Finch, House Wren, Mourning Dove, and Northern Cardinal. The House Finch appears to be blind in one eye.


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Black-capped Chickadee. Image taken with a Nikon D5 camera and 600 mm f/4 VR lens (DAVID J MATHRE)
Black-capped Chickadee. Image taken with a Nikon D5 camera and 600 mm f/4 VR lens (DAVID J MATHRE)


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Click on the above image to access my PhotoShelter gallery with the individual images in the following slide show.



Click on the above image to access my PhotoShelter gallery with the individual images in the following slide show.



Click on the above image to access my PhotoShelter gallery with the individual images in the following slide show.


Daily Electric Energy Used (98.4 kWh) from Sense and Daily Solar Electric Energy Produced (4.0 kWh) from SolSystems and Locus Energy. Little sun, colder and snow. A deficit of 94.4 kWh.

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Wednesday (04-December-2019) — New Jersey

Backyard Autumn Nature in New Jersey.

Birds at the feeder on a snowy day — Blue Jay, House Finch, Cowbird, Junco.

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Daily Electric Energy Used (89.7 kWh) from Sense and Daily Solar Electric Energy Produced (2.38 kWh) from SolSystems and Locus Energy.  Snow covered the solar panels. Overall a net deficit of 87.3 kWh.

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Monday (02-December-2019) — New Jersey

Backyard Autumn Nature in New Jersey.

Northern Cardinals and House Finches on a snowy day.


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Daily Electric Energy Used (85.5 kWh) from Sense and Daily Solar Electric Energy Produced (0.0 kWh) from SolSystems and Locus Energy.  Snow covered the solar panels. Overall a net deficit of 85.5 kWh.

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Sunday (01-December-2019) — New Jersey

Backyard Autumn Nature in New Jersey.

Rain, then freezing rain (0.7 inches). No snow yet. I cleaned and filled the bird feeders yesterday. Even in the freezing rain some birds showed up. A pair of female House Finches with icicles on the bird feeder.

Icicles on the Bird Feeder with a pair of female House Finches. Image taken with a Nikon D5 camera and 600 mm f/4 VRII lens (ISO 1600, 600 mm, f/4, 1/100 sec). (DAVID J MATHRE)
Icicles on the Bird Feeder with a pair of female House Finches. Image taken with a Nikon D5 camera and 600 mm f/4 VRII lens (ISO 1600, 600 mm, f/4, 1/100 sec). (DAVID J MATHRE)

Daily Electric Energy Used (88.6 kWh) from Sense and Daily Solar Electric Energy Produced (1.9 kWh) from SolSystems and Locus Energy.  Cloudy, rain, and freezing rain and cold. Overall a net deficit of 86.7 kWh.

Weekly Electric Energy Used (535 kWh) from Sense and Weekly Solar Electric Energy Produced (158 kWh) from SolSystems and Locus Energy. Overall a net deficit of 377 kWh.

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