Tuesday (20-July-2021) — New Jersey

Summertime Backyard Nature in New Jersey.

Birds of the day viewed at the birdfeeder and in the backyard: Mourning Dove, Ruby-throated Hummingbird, Blue Jay, American Crow, Black-capped Chickadee, Tufted Titmouse, Carolina Wren, American Robin, House Finch, American Goldfinch, Chipping Sparrow, Red-winged Blackbird, Brown-headed Cowbird, Common Grackle, Northern Cardinal, Rose-breasted Grosbeak.


Birds of the day. Individual images in the slideshow are available in my PhotoShelter Gallery.

Two types of Dragonflies viewed near the backyard pond. One with an all black body and clear wings (Darth Vader). The other one had a blue body and green eyes. They were observed mating and laying eggs in the water.


Dragonflies of the day. Individual images in the slideshow are available in my PhotoShelter Gallery.

Daily Electric Energy Used (67.6 kWh) from Sense. Daily Solar Electric Energy Produced (58.9 kWh) from Sense and SolSystems. Sun, hot, hazy, and a few clouds. A deficit of 8.7 kWh.

Nine-Years Ago (28-May-2012) — New Jersey

Springtime Nature in New Jersey

Morning walkabout at Sourland Mountain Preserve. Canada Goose, Tufted Titmouse, American Robin, Red-winged Blackbird. My eBird Checklist.


Morning walkabout at Sourland Mountain Preserve. Images taken with a Nikon D800 camera and 500 mm f/4 VR lens and Nikon 1 V1 camera and 10-100 mm VR lens. Individual images in the slideshow are available in my PhotoShelter Gallery.

Fourteen-Years Ago (28-May-2007) — Colorado

Springtime Nature in Colorado

Boulder Residence Inn. Northern Flicker My eBird Checklist.


Northern Flicker. Image taken with a Nikon D2xs camera and 70-200 mm f/2.8 VR lens. Individual images in the slideshow are available in my PhotoShelter Gallery.

Longs Peak Trail, Rocky Mountain National Park. American Three-toed Woodpecker, Canada Jay, Mountain Chickadee, Yellow-rumped Warbler. My eBird Checklist.


Longs Peak Trail, Rocky Mountain National Park. Image taken with a Nikon D2xs camera and 70-200 mm f/2.8 VR lens (some with a 1.4, 1.7, or 2.0x teleconverter). Individual images in the slideshow are available in my PhotoShelter Gallery.

Lily Lake, Rocky Mountain National Park. Mallard, Broad-tailed Hummingbird, Red-winged Blackbird, Common Grackle. My eBird Checklist.


Lily Lake, Rocky Mountain National Park. Image taken with a Nikon D2xs camera and 70-200 mm f/2.8 VR lens (some with a 1.4, 1.7, or 2.0x teleconverter). Individual images in the slideshow are available in my PhotoShelter Gallery.

Monday (08-March-2021) — New Jersey

Wintertime Backyard Nature in New Jersey.

Visitors to the backyard and birdfeeder: Mourning Dove, Black Vulture, Red-tailed Hawk, Black-capped Chickadee, Tufted Titmouse, White-breasted Nuthatch, House Finch, Dark-eyed Junco, White-throated Sparrow, Song Sparrow, Red-winged Blackbird.


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

Daily Electric Energy Used (71.5 kWh) from Sense. Daily Solar Electric Energy Produced (60.8 kWh) from Sense and SolSystems. Sunny. Geothermal HVAC system on. A deficit of 10.7 kWh.

Two-Years Ago (07-March-2019) — New Jersey

Backyard Wintertime Nature in New Jersey

Afternoon visitors to the Backyard Birdfeeder: White-throated Sparrow, Red-winged Blackbird, Northern Cardinal. My eBird Checklist.


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