Monday (29-March-2021) — New Jersey

Springtime Backyard Nature in New Jersey.

Morning visitors to the patio birdfeeder: Black-capped Chickadee, Carolina Wren, House Finch, White-throated Sparrow, Northern Cardinal.


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

Early Springtime Flowers: The Purple Crocuses are almost gone, Daffodils everywhere (and the deer don’t eat them), some Forsythia (that survived the deer). The Tulip plants are getting bigger, but haven’t bloomed yet (deer permitting).


Spring Wildflowers (landscape mode). Image taken with a Fuji X-T2 camera and 80 mm f/2.8 macro lens. Individual images in the slideshow are available in my PhotoShelter Gallery.


Spring Wildflowers (portrait mode). Image taken with a Fuji X-T2 camera and 80 mm f/2.8 macro lens. Individual images in the slideshow are available in my PhotoShelter Gallery.

Daily Electric Energy Used (39.9 kWh) from Sense. Daily Solar Electric Energy Produced (73.9 kWh) from Sense and SolSystems. Sunny. Geothermal HVAC system was on. A surplus of 33.4 kWh.

Friday (26-March-2021) — New Jersey

Springtime Backyard Nature in New Jersey.

Evening visitor to the patio birdfeeder: Tufted Titmouse.

Female House Finch. (David J Mathre)
Tufted Titmouse (Baeolophus bicolor). Image taken with a Nikon D850 camera and 500 mm f/4 VR lens. (David J Mathre)

Spring Wildflowers: Daffodils and Purple Crocuses


Spring Wildflowers (landscape mode). Image taken with a Fuji X-H1 camera and 200 mm f/2 OIS lens and 1.4 x teleconverter. Individual images in the slideshow are available in my PhotoShelter Gallery.


Spring Wildflowers (portrait mode). Image taken with a Fuji X-H1 camera and 200 mm f/2 OIS lens and 1.4 x teleconverter. Individual images in the slideshow are available in my PhotoShelter Gallery.

Daily Electric Energy Used (44.4 kWh) from Sense. Daily Solar Electric Energy Produced (50.2 kWh) from Sense and SolSystems. Sunny. Geothermal HVAC system was off. A surplus of 5.8 kWh. Sense was down part of the day due to power glitch and WiFi/networking issues.

Thursday (25-March-2021) — New Jersey

Springtime Backyard Nature in New Jersey.

Morning visitor to the patio birdfeeder: House Finch.

Female House Finch. (David J Mathre)
House Finch (Haemorhous mexicanus). Image taken with a Nikon D850 camera and 500 mm f/4 VR lens. (David J Mathre)

Spring Wildflowers: Daffodils and Purple Crocuses


Spring Wildflowers. Images taken with a Nikon 1 V3 camera and 70-300 mm VR lens. Individual images in the slideshow are available in my PhotoShelter Gallery.

Daily Electric Energy Used (42.9 kWh) from Sense. Daily Solar Electric Energy Produced (21.7 kWh) from Sense and SolSystems. Cloudy. Geothermal HVAC system was on. A deficit of 21.2 kWh. Sense was down part of the day due to WiFi/networking issues.

Saturday (20-March-2021) — New Jersey

First Day of Spring Backyard Nature in New Jersey.

Visitors to the backyard patio birdfeeder: Tufted Titmouse, Dark-eyed Junco, Carolina Wren, Song Sparrow, Northern Cardinal.


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

A few Purple Crocuses in my backyard bloomed.


Early Spring Purple Crocus Flowers. Images taken with a Leica SL2 camera and 24-90 mm f/2.8-4 lens. Individual images in the slideshow are available in my PhotoShelter Gallery.

A neighbor had many more early spring Purple Crocuses, Yellow Crocuses, Snow Drops, and Daffodils (about to bloom).


Early spring wildflowers across the street. 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 (65.9 kWh) from Sense and SolSystems. Sunny all day. Still cold at night so the Geothermal HVAC system was on. A surplus of 4.4 kWh.

Friday (19-March-2021) — New Jersey

Last Day of Winter Backyard Nature in New Jersey.

Visitors to the backyard, patio birdfeeder, and patio birdbath: Mourning Dove, Turkey Vulture, Tufted Titmouse, Carolina Wren, House Finch, White-throated Sparrow, Song Sparrow, Northern Cardinal. The Carolina Wrens must be building a nest as they are spending a lot of time collecting small twigs.


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

Late in the afternoon the birdbath warmed up enough for a Song Sparrow to take a bath. It is still cold enough at night for the birdbath to freeze over.


Song Sparrow taking a Birdbath. Individual images in the slideshow are available in my PhotoShelter Gallery.

Lots of Purple Crocuses and White Snowdrops blooming. The Daffodils are just about to open.


Early wildflowers on the last day of winter. Individual images in the slideshow are available in my PhotoShelter Gallery.

Daily Electric Energy Used (58.5 kWh) from Sense. Daily Solar Electric Energy Produced (66.2 kWh) from Sense and SolSystems. Sunny all day. Still cold at night so the Geothermal HVAC system was on. A surplus of 7.7 kWh.