Wednesday (13-January-2021) — New Jersey

Wintertime Backyard Nature in New Jersey.

Visitors to the birdfeeder: Mourning Dove, Turkey Vulture, Red-bellied Woodpecker, Black-capped Chickadee, Carolina Wren, House Finch, Dark-eyed Junco, Northern Cardinal.


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

Daily Electric Energy Used (77.6 kWh) from Sense. Daily Solar Electric Energy Produced (23.7 kWh) from Sense and SolSystems. Sunny. Geothermal HVAC system on. A deficit of 53.9 kWh.

Saturday (26-December-2020) — New Jersey

Wintertime Backyard Nature in New Jersey.

Visitors to the birdfeeder: Mourning Dove, American Goldfinch, Dark-eyed Junco, White-throated Sparrow, Song Sparrow, Red-winged Blackbird, Northern Cardinal.


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

Daily Electric Energy Used (71.1 kWh) from Sense. Daily Solar Electric Energy Produced (34.5 kWh) from Sense and SolSystems. Sun returned, but colder outside. Geothermal HVAC system on. A deficit of 36.6 kWh.

Tuesday (13-October-2020) — New Jersey

Autumn Backyard Nature in New Jersey.

The flock of feisty Pine Siskin descended on the birdfeeders in the morning. Then all of a sudden the birds disappeared. I noticed a Cooper’s Hawk perched on a tree in the backyard. After the hawk left, some of the local birds (Mourning Dove, Black-capped Chickadee, White-breasted Nuthatch, House Finch, and a few Pine Siskins) returned to the birdfeeders. Also in the afternoon a number of Turkey Vultures and Black Vultures found a dead critter.


Pine Siskins at the Birdfeeders. Individual images in the slideshow are available in my PhotoShelter Gallery.


Cooper’s Hawk. Individual images in the slideshow are available in my PhotoShelter Gallery.


Afternoon at the Birdfeeders. Individual images in the slideshow are available in my PhotoShelter Gallery.


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

Daily Electric Energy Used (36.2 kWh) from Sense. Daily Solar Electric Energy Produced (20.7 kWh) from Sense and SolSystems. Sun and clouds. Geothermal HVAC system off. A deficit of 15.5 kWh.

Friday (25-September-2020) — New Jersey

Early Autumn Backyard Nature in New Jersey.

Morning at the Birdfeeders: Mourning Dove, Blue Jay, Black-capped Chickadee, Tufted Titmouse, Gray Catbird, House Finch, American Goldfinch, Chipping Sparrow, Northern Cardinal, and Rose-breasted Grosbeak.


Morning at the Birdfeeders. Individual images in the slideshow are available in my PhotoShelter Gallery.

Contact me if you are interested in a Time-lapse Video of the session at the Birdfeeders. My setup for the birdfeeder images is a Nikon D850 camera and 200 mm f/2 VR lens set to take one image every 5 seconds over a 5 hour period (~3600 images). The new time-lapse video format is 720p (1080 x 720 pixels) and 1 frame/second. The length of the video is about 1 hour in a 1 GB MP4 file. The previous time-lapse videos of the birdfeeders were at 12 frames/second, and to be honest were too fast to identify the birds.

Daily Electric Energy Used (38.4 kWh) from Sense. Daily Solar Electric Energy Produced (37.8 kWh) from Sense and SolSystems. Cloudy. Geothermal HVAC system off. A deficit of 0.6 kWh.

Wednesday (23-September-2020) — New Jersey

Early Autumn Backyard Nature in New Jersey.

Morning at the Birdfeeders: Mourning Dove, Blue Jay, Black-capped Chickadee, Tufted Titmouse, Gray Catbird, House Finch, American Goldfinch, Northern Cardinal, and Rose-breasted Grosbeak.


Morning at the Birdfeeders. Individual images in the slideshow are available in my PhotoShelter Gallery.

Contact me if you are interested in a Time-lapse Video of the session at the Birdfeeders. My setup for the birdfeeder images is a Nikon D850 camera and 200 mm f/2 VR lens set to take one image every 5 seconds over a 5 hour period (~3600 images). The new time-lapse video format is 720p (1080 x 720 pixels) and 1 frame/second. The length of the video is about 1 hour in a 1 GB MP4 file. The previous time-lapse videos of the birdfeeders were at 12 frames/second, and to be honest were too fast to identify the birds.

Daily Electric Energy Used (38.0 kWh) from Sense. Daily Solar Electric Energy Produced (48.5 kWh) from Sense and SolSystems. Sunny. Geothermal HVAC system off A surplus of 10.5 kWh.