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.

Monday (12-October-2020) — New Jersey

Autumn Backyard Nature in New Jersey.

More bands of rain from Hurricane Delta remnants kept the birds away in the morning. The birdfeeders were then swarmed by a flock of feisty Pine Siskin. Only a few of the local birds were able to get to the birdfeeders

Afternoon at the Birdfeeders: Tufted Titmouse, White-breasted Nuthatch, House Finch, Pine Siskin, and American Goldfinch.


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

Daily Electric Energy Used (36.0 kWh) from Sense. Daily Solar Electric Energy Produced (5.1 kWh) from Sense and SolSystems. Clouds and rain from the Hurricane Delta remnants. Geothermal HVAC system off. A deficit of 30.9 kWh.

Sunday (11-October-2020) — New Jersey

Early Autumn Backyard Nature in New Jersey.

A few birds showed up after the rain from Hurricane Delta remnants stopped. The new bird appears to be a Pine Siskin.

Afternoon at the Birdfeeders: Black-capped Chickadee and Pine Siskin.


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

Daily Electric Energy Used (39.3 kWh) from Sense. Daily Solar Electric Energy Produced (12.6 kWh) from Sense and SolSystems. Clouds and rain from the Hurricane Delta remnants. Geothermal HVAC system off. A deficit of 26.7 kWh.

Weekly Electric Energy Used (255 kWh) from Sense. Weekly Solar Electric Energy Produced (224 kWh) from Sense and SolSystems. A deficit of 31 kWh.