Thursday (30-June-2022) — New Jersey

Independence Day Fireworks

Montgomery Township typically celebrates Independence Day with fireworks several days before the 4th of July. The fireworks have been canceled the last couple of years due to Covid-19. The current infection rate is listed as moderate, so the township decided to go forward with the fireworks this year. Not far from where I live is a great location that overlooks the high school. I got there at about sunset. Several cars had already arrived, but I still found a good spot to set up two cameras on tripods. The settings I used were ISO 100, f/11, and an exposure of 4 or 8 seconds. I then used the images to produce the following time-lapse videos. I may go back later and add music.

Did anyone notice that I haven’t posted any bird, flower, or garden images during June? Is anyone out there… Other than the thousands of attempts to login and hack the site?

Daily Electric Energy Used (75.9 kWh) from Sense. Daily Solar Electric Energy Produced (78.5 kWh) from Sense. Sunny. Surplus of 2.6 kWh.

Monthly Electric Energy Used (1987 kWh) from Sense. Daily Solar Electric Energy Produced (1931 kWh) from Sense. Deficit of 56 kWh.

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Wednesday (01-June-2022) — New Jersey

Springtime Nature in New Jersey.

Birds of the day viewed in the backyard: Turkey Vulture, Blue Jay, American Crow, Tufted Titmouse, Gray Catbird, Northern Cardinal.


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

Daily Electric Energy Used (64.5 kWh) from Sense. Daily Solar Electric Energy Produced (56.3 kWh) from Sense. Sun and clouds. Deficit of 8.2 kWh.

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Tuesday (31-May-2022) — New Jersey

Springtime Nature in New Jersey.

Birds of the day viewed in the backyard: Mourning Dove, Tufted Titmouse, House Finch.


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

Daily Electric Energy Used (82.0 kWh) from Sense. Daily Solar Electric Energy Produced (81.2 kWh) from Sense. Sunny. Deficit of 0.8 kWh.

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Monday (30-May-2022) — New Jersey

Springtime Nature in New Jersey.

Birds of the day viewed in the backyard: Ruby-throated Hummingbird, Blue Jay, Gray Catbird, House Finch. This was the first Ruby-throated hummingbird I have seen this year. It was feeding on purple Sage flowers. Also, a male House Finch was feeding a young bird.


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

Daily Electric Energy Used (61.5 kWh) from Sense. Daily Solar Electric Energy Produced (80.5 kWh) from Sense. Sunny. Surplus of 19.0 kWh.

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Sunday (29-May-2022) — New Jersey

Springtime Nature in New Jersey.

Birds of the day viewed in the backyard: Blue Jay, Tufted Titmouse, Northern Mockingbird, House Finch, Northern Cardinal.


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

Daily Electric Energy Used (57.4 kWh) from Sense. Daily Solar Electric Energy Produced (78.8 kWh) from Sense. Sunny. Surplus of 21.4 kWh.

Weekly Electric Energy Used (365 kWh) from Sense. Weekly Solar Electric Energy Produced (423 kWh) from Sense. Surplus of 58 kWh.

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