Friday (18-December-2020) — New Jersey

Autumn Backyard Nature in New Jersey.

Visitors to the birdfeeder: Red-tailed Hawk, Red-bellied Woodpecker, American Crow, House Finch, 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 (79.5 kWh) from Sense. Daily Solar Electric Energy Produced (3.0 kWh) from Sense and SolSystems. Solar panels covered with snow. Geothermal HVAC system on. A deficit of 76.5 kWh.

Five-Years Ago (05-December-2015) — New Jersey

Late Autumn Backyard Nature in New Jersey.

A cold Red-tailed Hawk looking for a meal.

Red-tailed Hawk. (David J Mathre)
Red-tailed Hawk. Image taken with a Nikon D3x camera and 600 mm f/4 VR lens (ISO 200, 600 mm, f/4, 1/200 sec). (David J Mathre)

Daily Electric Energy Used (53.3 kWh) from Sense. Daily Solar Electric Energy Produced (11.3 kWh) from Sense and SolSystems. Cloudy, not much sun. Geothermal HVAC system on. A deficit of 42.0 kWh.

Twelve-Years Ago (19-January-2008) — New Jersey

Backyard Wintertime Nature in New Jersey.

After returning from the Sourland Mountain Preserve, I did a quick walkabout in my backyard. I saw a number of different birds. Female Northern Cardinal, Blue Jay, White-breasted Nuthatch, Downy Woodpecker, Red-bellied Woodpecker, and Turkey Vulture. Later in the afternoon I looked out my  back door and saw a Red-tailed Hawk perched in a tree.

Female Northern Cardinal feeding on the ground. Image taken with a Nikon D300 camera and 80-400 mm VR lens (ISO 200, 400 mm, f/5.6, 1/320 sec). (David J Mathre)
Female Northern Cardinal feeding on the ground. Image taken with a Nikon D300 camera and 80-400 mm VR lens (ISO 200, 400 mm, f/5.6, 1/320 sec). (David J Mathre)
Blue Jay perched on a branch. Image taken with a Nikon D300 camera and 80-400 mm VR lens (ISO 200, 400 mm, f/5.6, 1/500 sec). (David J Mathre)
Blue Jay perched on a branch. Image taken with a Nikon D300 camera and 80-400 mm VR lens (ISO 200, 400 mm, f/5.6, 1/500 sec). (David J Mathre)
White-breasted Nuthatch perched on a branch. Image taken with a Nikon D300 camera and 80-400 mm VR lens (ISO 200, 400 mm, f/5.6, 1/400 sec). (David J Mathre)
White-breasted Nuthatch perched on a branch. Image taken with a Nikon D300 camera and 80-400 mm VR lens (ISO 200, 400 mm, f/5.6, 1/400 sec). (David J Mathre)
White-breasted Nuthatch perched on a branch. Image taken with a Nikon D300 camera and 80-400 mm VR lens (ISO 200, 400 mm, f/5.6, 1/400 sec). (David J Mathre)
White-breasted Nuthatch perched on a branch. Image taken with a Nikon D300 camera and 80-400 mm VR lens (ISO 200, 400 mm, f/5.6, 1/400 sec). (David J Mathre)
Downy Woodpecker perched on a branch. Image taken with a Nikon D300 camera and 80-400 mm VR lens (ISO 200, 400 mm, f/5.6, 1/320 sec). (David J Mathre)
Downy Woodpecker perched on a branch. Image taken with a Nikon D300 camera and 80-400 mm VR lens (ISO 200, 400 mm, f/5.6, 1/320 sec). (David J Mathre)
Red-bellied Woodpecker. Image taken with a Nikon D300 camera and 80-400 mm VR lens (ISO 200, 400 mm, f/5.6, 1/1250 sec). (David J Mathre)
Red-bellied Woodpecker. Image taken with a Nikon D300 camera and 80-400 mm VR lens (ISO 200, 400 mm, f/5.6, 1/1250 sec). (David J Mathre)
Red-bellied Woodpecker. Image taken with a Nikon D300 camera and 80-400 mm VR lens (ISO 200, 400 mm, f/5.6, 1/400 sec). (David J Mathre)
Red-bellied Woodpecker. Image taken with a Nikon D300 camera and 80-400 mm VR lens (ISO 200, 400 mm, f/5.6, 1/400 sec). (David J Mathre)
Turkey Vulture soaring. Image taken with a Nikon D300 camera and 80-400 mm VR lens (ISO 200, 400 mm, f/5.6, 1/500 sec). (David J Mathre)
Turkey Vulture soaring. Image taken with a Nikon D300 camera and 80-400 mm VR lens (ISO 200, 400 mm, f/5.6, 1/500 sec). (David J Mathre)
Red-tailed Hawk perched on a branch. Image taken with a Nikon D300 camera and 80-400 mm VR lens (ISO 800, 400 mm, f/5.6, 1/160 sec). (David J Mathre)
Red-tailed Hawk perched on a branch. Image taken with a Nikon D300 camera and 80-400 mm VR lens (ISO 800, 400 mm, f/5.6, 1/160 sec). (David J Mathre)
Red-tailed Hawk perched on a branch. Image taken with a Nikon D300 camera and 80-400 mm VR lens (ISO 800, 400 mm, f/5.6, 1/100 sec). (David J Mathre)
Red-tailed Hawk perched on a branch. Image taken with a Nikon D300 camera and 80-400 mm VR lens (ISO 800, 400 mm, f/5.6, 1/100 sec). (David J Mathre)
Red-tailed Hawk perched on a branch. Image taken with a Nikon D300 camera and 80-400 mm VR lens (ISO 800, 400 mm, f/5.6, 1/250 sec). (David J Mathre)
Red-tailed Hawk perched on a branch. Image taken with a Nikon D300 camera and 80-400 mm VR lens (ISO 800, 400 mm, f/5.6, 1/250 sec). (David J Mathre)

Eleven-Years Ago (18-January-2009) — New Jersey

Wintertime Nature at the Sourland Mountain Preserve.

Morning walkabout near the Sourland Mountain Preserve pond. I noticed a Red-tailed Hawk in a tree surveying the area for prey. It soon took off and circled the area. The only other bird I around was a White-throated Sparrow.

Red-tailed Hawk in a tree at the Sourland Mountain Preserve. Image taken with a Nikon D300 camera and 18-200 mm VR lens (ISO 200, 200 mm, f/7.1, 1/200 sec). (David J Mathre)
Red-tailed Hawk in a tree at the Sourland Mountain Preserve. Image taken with a Nikon D300 camera and 18-200 mm VR lens (ISO 200, 200 mm, f/7.1, 1/200 sec). (David J Mathre)
Red-tailed Hawk in flight at the Sourland Mountain Preserve. Image taken with a Nikon D300 camera and 18-200 mm VR lens (ISO 200, 200 mm, f/7.1, 1/200 sec). (David J Mathre)
Red-tailed Hawk in flight at the Sourland Mountain Preserve. Image taken with a Nikon D300 camera and 18-200 mm VR lens (ISO 200, 200 mm, f/7.1, 1/200 sec). (David J Mathre)
Red-tailed Hawk in flight at the Sourland Mountain Preserve. Image taken with a Nikon D300 camera and 18-200 mm VR lens (ISO 200, 200 mm, f/7.1, 1/200 sec). (David J Mathre)
Red-tailed Hawk in flight at the Sourland Mountain Preserve. Image taken with a Nikon D300 camera and 18-200 mm VR lens (ISO 200, 200 mm, f/7.1, 1/200 sec). (David J Mathre)
Red-tailed Hawk in flight at the Sourland Mountain Preserve. Image taken with a Nikon D300 camera and 18-200 mm VR lens (ISO 200, 200 mm, f/10, 1/400 sec). (David J Mathre)
Red-tailed Hawk in flight at the Sourland Mountain Preserve. Image taken with a Nikon D300 camera and 18-200 mm VR lens (ISO 200, 200 mm, f/10, 1/400 sec). (David J Mathre)
Red-tailed Hawk in flight at the Sourland Mountain Preserve. Image taken with a Nikon D300 camera and 18-200 mm VR lens (ISO 200, 200 mm, f/10, 1/400 sec). (David J Mathre)
Red-tailed Hawk in flight at the Sourland Mountain Preserve. Image taken with a Nikon D300 camera and 18-200 mm VR lens (ISO 200, 200 mm, f/10, 1/400 sec). (David J Mathre)
White-throated Sparrow on a bush at the Sourland Mountain Preserve. Image taken with a Nikon D300 camera and 18-200 mm VR lens (ISO 200, 200 mm, f/5.6, 1/50 sec). (David J Mathre)
White-throated Sparrow on a bush at the Sourland Mountain Preserve. Image taken with a Nikon D300 camera and 18-200 mm VR lens (ISO 200, 200 mm, f/5.6, 1/50 sec). (David J Mathre)
White-throated Sparrow on a bush at the Sourland Mountain Preserve. Image taken with a Nikon D300 camera and 18-200 mm VR lens (ISO 200, 200 mm, f/8, 1/250 sec). (David J Mathre)
White-throated Sparrow on a bush at the Sourland Mountain Preserve. Image taken with a Nikon D300 camera and 18-200 mm VR lens (ISO 200, 200 mm, f/8, 1/250 sec). (David J Mathre)

 

Five-Years Ago (05-December-2012) — New Jersey

Backyard Late Autumn Nature in New Jersey: Red-Tailed Hawk

I saw this large bird in the trees way back from the house. I quickly got some shots with a Nikon D3x camera and 600 mm f/4 VR lens. This was my highest resolution long distance setup at the time. The images are 100% crops after being processed with Capture One Pro and Focus Magic.

Red-tailed Hawk (?). Backyard Autumn Nature in New Jersey. Image taken with a Nikon D3x camera and 600 mm f/4 VR lens (ISO 200, 600 mm, f/4, 1/200 sec). (David J Mathre)
Red-tailed Hawk (?). Backyard Autumn Nature in New Jersey. Image taken with a Nikon D3x camera and 600 mm f/4 VR lens (ISO 200, 600 mm, f/4, 1/200 sec). (David J Mathre)


For some crickets on the same day check out 05-December-2012