Tuesday (12-February-2019) — New Jersey

Backyard Wintertime Nature in New Jersey.

It snowed today. We got about an inch. Lots of birds at the bird feeder. Some getting feisty or territorial because it was snowing.

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Mourning Dove. Image taken with a Nikon D5 Camera and 600 mm f/4 VR lens (David J Mathre)
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Chipping Sparrow. Image taken with a Nikon D5 Camera and 600 mm f/4 VR lens. (David J Mathre)




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Sunday (10-February-2019) — February

Backyard Wintertime Nature in New Jersey.

Northern Cardinal, Dark-eyed Junco, and Marsh Wren. The Marsh Wren isn’t able to open sunflower seeds. Instead, its beak is more suited to go after the suet.


Individual images in the slide show can be viewed here.

Friday (08-February-2019) — New Jersey

Backyard Wintertime Nature in New Jersey.

Black-capped Chickadee, Dark-eyed Junco, and Marsh Wren at the bird feeder on a damp winter morning.


Friday (18-January-2019) — New Jersey

Wintertime Backyard Nature in New Jersey.

It snowed last night, but only about an inch. By afternoon, the snow melted and/or evaporated. A number of small birds (Dark-eyed Junco, Marsh Wren, Black-capped Chickadee, Tufted Titmouse), and a Blue Jay visited the bird feeder. A Red-bellied Woodpecker chased the Blue Jay away. Later on a Squirrel got up onto the bird feeder to feast on some sunflower seeds.




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Thursday (17-January-2019) — New Jersey

Backyard Wintertime Nature in New Jersey.

Dark-eyed Junco and Marsh Wren at the bird feeders. The Marsh Wren has a pointed beak that is good for picking at things (i.e. the suet), but not good for opening sunflower seeds. When it stops at the bird feeder filled with sunflower seeds it pushes the seeds to the ground. The squirrels and doves are happy…



Individual images from the slide shows can be viewed here.