Nine-Years Ago (14-April-2012) — New Jersey

Backyard Springtime Nature in New Jersey

Afternoon Walkabout: Black Vulture, Turkey Vulture. My eBird Checklist.


Afternoon Walkabout. Images taken with a Nikon D3s camera and 300 mm f/2.8 lens. Individual images in the slideshow are available in my PhotoShelter Gallery.

Tuesday (13-April-2021) — New Jersey

Springtime Backyard Nature in New Jersey.

Nest and visitors to the patio birdfeeder: Mourning Dove, House Finch, Chipping Sparrow, Dark-eyed Junco, Northern Cardinal.


Daily backyard visitors. Individual images in the slideshow are available in my PhotoShelter Gallery.

The first Tulip opened after the sun came out. Also, Daffodils, Dandelions, Forsythia, and Grape Hyacinth.


Early Spring Flowers. Individual images in the slideshow are available in my PhotoShelter Gallery.

Daily Electric Energy Used (38.1 kWh) from Sense. Daily Solar Electric Energy Produced (72.2 kWh) from Sense and SolSystems. The sun returned. A surplus of 34.1 kWh.

Monday (12-April-2021) — New Jersey

Springtime Backyard Nature in New Jersey.

Only one morning visitor to the backyard and patio birdfeeder on a rainy day: White-throated Sparrow.


Daily backyard visitors. Individual images in the slideshow are available in my PhotoShelter Gallery.

The first Tulip still hasn’t opened as the cold and rain continues. Waiting for a sunny day.

Tulip. (David J Mathre)
caption. (David J Mathre)

Daily Electric Energy Used (44.2 kWh) from Sense. Daily Solar Electric Energy Produced (16.6 kWh) from Sense and SolSystems. Clouds and rain much of the day. A deficit of 27.6 kWh.

One-Year Ago (12-April-2020) — New Jersey

Backyard Springtime Nature in New Jersey

Morning and evening at the birdfeeder: House Finch, Carolina Wren. My eBird Checklist.


Morning and evening at the birdfeeder. Images taken with a Nikon D5 camera and 600 mm f/4 VRII lens. Individual images in the slideshow are available in my PhotoShelter Gallery.

Sunday (11-April-2021) — New Jersey

Springtime Backyard Nature in New Jersey.

Morning visitors to the backyard and patio birdfeeder: Tufted Titmouse, House Finch, Chipping Sparrow, White-throated Sparrow, Brown-headed Cowbird.


Daily backyard visitors. Individual images in the slideshow are available in my PhotoShelter Gallery.

The first Tulip hasn’t quite opened yet (still raining outside). Waiting for a sunny day.


Tulip in the rain. Individual images in the slideshow are available in my PhotoShelter Gallery.

Time-lapse Little Planet Video of Assembling an IKEA Cabinet. Use the full-screen button to enlarge the video.

Daily Electric Energy Used (43.8 kWh) from Sense. Daily Solar Electric Energy Produced (6.8 kWh) from Sense and SolSystems. Clouds and rain much of the day. A deficit of 37.0 kWh.

Weekly Electric Energy Used (311 kWh) from Sense. Weekly Solar Electric Energy Produced (360 kWh) from Sense and SolSystems. A surplus of 49.0 kWh.