Sunday (03-January-2021) — New Jersey

Wintertime Backyard Nature in New Jersey.

Visitors to the backyard and birdfeeder: Black Vulture, Red-bellied Woodpecker, Northern Flicker, Black-capped Chickadee, American Goldfinch, Dark-eyed Junco, White-throated Sparrow, Northern Cardinal.


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

Daily Electric Energy Used (75.5 kWh) from Sense. Daily Solar Electric Energy Produced (2.9 kWh) from Sense and SolSystems. Clouds and rain. Geothermal HVAC system on. A deficit of 72.6 kWh.

Weekly Electric Energy Used (492 kWh) from Sense. Daily Solar Electric Energy Produced (126 kWh) from Sense and SolSystems. Geothermal HVAC system on. A deficit of 366 kWh.

Sunday (24-May-2020) — New Jersey

Backyard Springtime Nature in New Jersey.

Birds of the Day — Brown-headed Cowbird, House Finch, Blue Jay, Tufted Titmouse, American Goldfinch, Northern Flicker, and Eastern Phoebe. I haven’t seen a Northern Flicker for a while. There continues to be lots of action at the Eastern Phoebe nest with both parents feed the new hatchlings.


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

Spring flowers of the day — Poppies (California, Oriental, Red), Dame’s Rocket, Five-spot, Rhododendron, Johnny Jump Up, Babies Blue Eyes, Bachelor Button, Cornflower, Sweet William, Dianthus, Siberian Wallflower, Daisy, Foxglove, Babies Breath, Grass Lily, Forget-me-not, and Tulip Tree.


Flowers of the Day — Portrait via Leica TL2 camera and 55-135 mm lens. Individual images in the slideshow are available in my PhotoShelter Gallery.


Flowers of the Day — Landscape via Leica TL2 camera and 55-135 mm lens. Individual images in the slideshow are available in my https://www.davidmathre.com/gallery/20200524-flwr1L/G0000BZxOESU684g/C0000_OAlOXNRF70.


Flowers of the Day — Portrait via Fuji X-T2 camera and 100-400 OIS mm lens. Individual images in the slideshow are available in my PhotoShelter Gallery.


Flowers of the Day — Landscape via Fuji X-T2 camera and 100-400 OIS mm lens Individual images in the slideshow are available in my PhotoShelter Gallery.

Daily Electric Energy Used (47.3 kWh) from meter readings the Sense Home Energy Monitor. The daily Solar Electric Energy Produced (70.6 kWh) from SolSystems and Locus Energy. Sunny much of the day. A surplus of 23.3 kWh.

Weekly Electric Energy Used (339 kWh) from meter readings the Sense Home Energy Monitor. The Weekly Solar Electric Energy Produced (448 kWh) from SolSystems and Locus Energy. A surplus of 109 kWh.


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One-Year Ago (10-January-2019) — New Jersey

Backyard Wintertime Nature in New Jersey.

Northern Flicker checking out the bird feeder.

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Northern Flicker. Image taken with a Fuji X-T3 camera and 200 mm f/2 lens and 1.4x teleconverter (ISO 3600, 280 mm, f/2.8, 1/500 sec) (David J Mathre)
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Northern Flicker. Image taken with a Fuji X-T3 camera and 200 mm f/2 lens and 1.4x teleconverter (ISO 3600, 280 mm, f/2.8, 1/500 sec) (David J Mathre)
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Northern Flicker. Image taken with a Fuji X-T3 camera and 200 mm f/2 lens and 1.4x teleconverter (ISO 3600, 280 mm, f/2.8, 1/500 sec) (David J Mathre)

Thursday (10-January-2019) — New Jersey

Backyard Wintertime Nature in New Jersey.

The Northern Flicker (also known as a Yellow-shafted Flicker or Eastern Flicker) was back at my bird feeder but didn’t seem interested in the bird seed. One of my neighbors said it was working on a downed log while I was away in Florida. I need to get some more suet (beef fat) for the feeder for the woodpeckers. The flickers are high up in the pecking order at the feeder, and do not leave when a blue jay arrives.

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Northern Flicker (Yellow-shafted Flicker, Eastern Flicker). Image taken with a Fuji X-T3 camera and 200 mm f/2 lens and 1.4x teleconverter (ISO 3200, 280 mm, f/2.8, 1/500 sec). (David J Mathre)


Ten-Years Ago (28-May-2007) — Colorado

Springtime Nature in Colorado.

I was about to leave for a hike in Rocky Mountain National Park and saw this brown bird with spots outside the Residence Inn in Boulder. My home away from home while working at SIRNA. I got a couple of pictures of the bird, but didn’t know what it was at the time. I finally figured out that it was a Northern Flicker. A woodpecker that feeds on the ground. In Rocky Mountain National Park I went for a hike in the Longs Peak section. A few images — a squirrel, a small white wildflower, and a purple crocus wildflower. Many more images for another day.


Individual images in the slideshow can be viewed here.