Saturday (20-February-2021) — New Jersey

Wintertime Backyard Nature in New Jersey.

Visitors to the birdfeeder: Mourning Dove, Red-shouldered Hawk, American Crow, Black-capped Chickadee, Tufted Titmouse, Carolina Wren, House Finch, Dark-eyed Junco, White-throated Sparrow, Song Sparrow, Northern Cardinal.


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

Daily Electric Energy Used (81.1 kWh) from Sense. Daily Solar Electric Energy Produced (18.1 kWh) from Sense and SolSystems. The solar panels partially covered with snow. Geothermal HVAC system on. A deficit of 63.3 kWh.

Friday (19-February-2021) — New Jersey

Wintertime Backyard Nature in New Jersey.

Visitors to the birdfeeder: Mourning Dove, Red-shouldered Hawk, American Crow, Carolina Wren, Dark-eyed Junco, Song Sparrow, Northern Cardinal.


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

Daily Electric Energy Used (79.3 kWh) from Sense. Daily Solar Electric Energy Produced (0.3 kWh) from Sense and SolSystems. The solar panels covered with snow. Geothermal HVAC system on. A deficit of 79.0 kWh.

Sunday (14-February-2021) — New Jersey

Wintertime Backyard Nature in New Jersey. Day 3 of the 2021 Great Backyard Bird Count.

Visitors to the birdfeeder (06:47-07:02): Dark-eyed Junco, White-throated Sparrow, Song Sparrow.


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

Visitors to the backyard and birdfeeder (07:52-08:47): Turkey Vulture, Red-shouldered Hawk, Black-capped Chickadee, Tufted Titmouse, Carolina Wren, White-throated Sparrow, Song Sparrow, Northern Cardinal.


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

Visitors to the backyard and birdfeeder (13:29-13:44): House Finch, Dark-eyed Junco, White-throated Sparrow, Red-winged Blackbird, Northern Cardinal.


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

Visitors to the backyard (14:06-14:53): Black-capped Chickadee, Tufted Titmouse, White-throated Nuthatch, Carolina Wren, House Finch, Dark-eyed Junco, White-throated Sparrow, Red-winged Blackbird, Northern Cardinal.


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

Visitors to the backyard and birdfeeder (16:11-16:26): Black-capped Chickadee, Tufted Titmouse, Carolina Wren, Song Sparrow, Northern Cardinal.


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

Daily Electric Energy Used (83.3 kWh) from Sense. Daily Solar Electric Energy Produced (0.3 kWh) from Sense and SolSystems. The solar panels covered with snow. Geothermal HVAC system on. A deficit of 83.0 kWh.

Weekly Electric Energy Used (627 kWh) from Sense. Weekly Solar Electric Energy Produced (6 kWh) from Sense and SolSystems. The solar panels covered with snow most of the week. Geothermal HVAC system on. Because of the cold weather, resistance heating used Monday and Tuesday. A deficit of 621 kWh.

Sunday (07-February-2021) — New Jersey

Wintertime Backyard Nature in New Jersey.

Heavy snow most of the day. The highlight was a Red-shouldered Hawk in a tree overlooking the birdfeeder. Later in the afternoon several Turkey Vultures soared by looking for a place to roost overnight.


Red-shouldered Hawk in a tree. Individual images in the slideshow are available in my PhotoShelter Gallery.

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Turkey Vulture (Cathartes aura). Image taken with a Nikon D850 camera and 500 mm f/4 VR lens. (David J Mathre)

Visitors to the birdfeeder: Mourning Dove, Downy Woodpecker, Black-capped Chickadee, Tufted Titmouse, Carolina Wren, European Starling, House Finch, American Goldfinch, Dark-eyed Junco, White-throated Sparrow, Song Sparrow, Northern Cardinal.


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

Daily Electric Energy Used (88.3 kWh) from Sense. Daily Solar Electric Energy Produced (0.0 kWh) from Sense and SolSystems. The solar panels covered with snow. Geothermal HVAC system on. A deficit of 88.3 kWh.

Weekly Electric Energy Used (524 kWh) from Sense. Weekly Solar Electric Energy Produced (30 kWh) from Sense and SolSystems. The solar panels covered with snow much of the week. Geothermal HVAC system on. A deficit of 496 kWh.

Seven-Years Ago (10-January-2013) — Florida

Gone to See America. January 2013 Florida Road Trip. Day 8: Merritt Island National Wildlife Reserve.

After sunrise at Playalinda beach, I went went for a drive on Biolab road. A lot of birds were out in the early morning sun. Birds observed with images include Great Blue Heron, Roseate Spoonbill, Peregrine Falcon, Pied-beak Grebe, Ring-billed Gull, Great Egret, Northern Cardinal, American White Pelican, Snowy Egret, Tricolored Heron, Turkey Vulture, and Red Shouldered Hawk.

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Three Roseate Spoonbills and a Great Blue Heron. Early morning at Biolab Road in Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge. Image taken with a Nikon D700 camera and 18-300mm VR lens (ISO 200, 300 mm, f/6.3, 1/320 sec). (David J Mathre)
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Great Blue Heron. Early morning at Biolab Road in Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge. Image taken with a Nikon D700 camera and 18-300mm VR lens (ISO 200, 300 mm, f/9, 1/320 sec). (David J Mathre)
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Peregrine Falcon. Early morning at Biolab Road in Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge. Image taken with a Nikon D700 camera and 18-300mm VR lens (ISO 200, 300 mm, f/8, 1/320 sec). (David J Mathre)
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Pied-beak Grebe. Early morning at Biolab Road in Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge. Image taken with a Nikon D700 camera and 18-300mm VR lens (ISO 1100, 300 mm, f/5.6, 1/320 sec). (David J Mathre)
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Ring-billed Gull. Early morning at Biolab Road in Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge. Image taken with a Nikon D700 camera and 18-300mm VR lens (ISO 200, 300 mm, f/10, 1/400 sec). (David J Mathre)
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Great Egret. Early morning at Biolab Road in Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge. Image taken with a Nikon D700 camera and 18-300mm VR lens (ISO 200, 300 mm, f/10, 1/400 sec). (David J Mathre)
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Northern Cardinal. Early morning at Biolab Road in Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge. Image taken with a Nikon D700 camera and 18-300mm VR lens (ISO 200, 300 mm, f/11, 1/500 sec). (David J Mathre)
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Five American White Pelicans and two Roseate Spoonbills flying in formation. Early morning at Biolab Road in Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge. Image taken with a Nikon D700 camera and 18-300mm VR lens (ISO 200, 300 mm, f/11, 1/500 sec). (David J Mathre)
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Line of American White Pelicans flying in a line. Early morning at Biolab Road in Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge. Image taken with a Nikon D700 camera and 18-300mm VR lens (ISO 200, 300 mm, f/10, 1/400 sec). (David J Mathre)
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Four Snowy Egrets flying in formation. Early morning at Biolab Road in Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge. Image taken with a Nikon D700 camera and 18-300mm VR lens (ISO 200, 300 mm, f/11, 1/500 sec). (David J Mathre)
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Tricolored Heron. Early morning at Biolab Road in Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge. Image taken with a Nikon D700 camera and 18-300mm VR lens (ISO 200, 300 mm, f/10, 1/400 sec). (David J Mathre)
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Turkey Vulture on a dead palm tree. Early morning at Biolab Road in Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge. Image taken with a Nikon D700 camera and 18-300mm VR lens (ISO 200, 300 mm, f/11, 1/500 sec). (David J Mathre)
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Red-shouldered Hawk perched on a dead tree. Early morning at Biolab Road in Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge. Image taken with a Nikon D700 camera and 18-300mm VR lens (ISO 200, 300 mm, f/6.3, 1/320 sec). (David J Mathre)