Daily Electric Energy Used (60.2 kWh) from Sense. Daily Solar Electric Energy Produced (3.5kWh) from Sense and SolSystems. Cloudy and light rain. Geothermal HVAC heating the house. Deficit of 56.7 kWh.
Birds of the day viewed at the birdfeeder and in the backyard: Mourning Dove, Cooper’s Hawk, Red-bellied Woodpecker, Blue Jay, European Starling, House Finch, Northern Cardinal. For the second day in a row there were no birds around the birdfeeder in the morning. This time it was a Cooper’s Hawk up in a tree being harassed by a troop of noisy Blue Jays. Once the hawk left, some birds did show up at the birdfeeder.
Cooper’s Hawk (being harassed by Blue Jays). Individual images in the slideshow are available in my PhotoShelter Gallery.
Security infrared video of a raccoon trying to steal the food out of a rat trap. Maybe the raccoon will stay away for a while. The only thing left in the garden are hot peppers. Just want the rats (and raccoons) to stay away from the bird feeders.
Daily Electric Energy Used (43.4 kWh) from Sense. Daily Solar Electric Energy Produced (30.9 kWh) from Sense and SolSystems. Sun and clouds. Deficit of 12.5 kWh.
Weekly Electric Energy Used (314 kWh) from Sense. Weekly Solar Electric Energy Produced (186 kWh) from Sense and SolSystems. Deficit of 128 kWh.
Raccoons are back on the patio. They don’t seem to be following social distancing rules.
Daily Electric Energy Used (50.9 kWh) from meter readings the Sense Home Energy Monitor. The daily Solar Electric Energy Produced (51.1 kWh) from SolSystems and Locus Energy. The sun was out after the rain passe. A surplus of 0.2 kWh.
Tufted Titmouse and American Goldfinch at the bird feeders. I was amazed at how fast the American Goldfinch emptied the sunflower seed bird feeder. An American Robin was looking for worms. Although some robins stay for the winter, I think this one is a spring migrant after spending the winter in Florida. Lots of spring flowers are out. Grape Hyacinth, Tulip, and Daffodils. The Japanese Maple tree now has red leaves. Another of the local Raccoon pack wandered into the Havahart trap on my patio. This one didn’t figure out the Houdini trick to escape and had to spend the night in jail. After being processed, it will need to find a new home away from my patio and Victory vegetable garden.
Spring tulips that survived the winter and deer. Individual images in the slideshow are available in my PhotoShelter Gallery.