Wednesday (16-December-2020) — New Jersey

Autumn Backyard Nature in New Jersey.

Visitors to the birdfeeder: Dark-eyed Junco.


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

Daily Electric Energy Used (79.9 kWh) from Sense. Daily Solar Electric Energy Produced (6.6 kWh) from Sense and SolSystems. Cloudy with snow in the afternoon. Geothermal HVAC system on. A deficit of 73.3 kWh.

One-Year Ago (18-January-2019) — New Jersey.

Backyard Wintertime Nature in New Jersey.

Birds at the bird feeder on a snowy day. Dark-eyed Junco, Blue Jay, Tufted Titmouse, Black-capped Chickadee, and Carolina Wren.

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Dark-eyed Junco on a wire. Image taken with a Nikon D5 camera and 600 mm f/4 VR lens (ISO 560, 600 mm, f/4, 1/640 sec). (David J Mathre)
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Blue Jay at a bird feeder. Image taken with a Nikon D5 camera and 600 mm f/4 VR lens (ISO 400, 600 mm, f/4, 1/640 sec). (David J Mathre)
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Tufted Titmouse on a wire. Image taken with a Nikon D5 camera and 600 mm f/4 VR lens (ISO 250, 600 mm, f/4, 1/640 sec). (David J Mathre)
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Black-capped Chickadee at a bird feeder. Image taken with a Nikon D5 camera and 600 mm f/4 VR lens (ISO 320, 600 mm, f/4, 1/640 sec). (David J Mathre)
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Carolina Wren at a bird feeder. Image taken with a Nikon D5 camera and 600 mm f/4 VR lens (ISO 400, 600 mm, f/4, 1/640 sec). (David J Mathre)

Monday (02-December-2019) — New Jersey

Backyard Autumn Nature in New Jersey.

Northern Cardinals and House Finches on a snowy day.


Click on the above image to access my PhotoShelter gallery with the individual images in the following slideshow.



Click on the above image to access my PhotoShelter gallery with the individual images in the following slideshow.



Click on the above image to access my PhotoShelter gallery with the individual images in the following slideshow.


Daily Electric Energy Used (85.5 kWh) from Sense and Daily Solar Electric Energy Produced (0.0 kWh) from SolSystems and Locus Energy.  Snow covered the solar panels. Overall a net deficit of 85.5 kWh.

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Monday (04-March-2019) — New Jersey

Backyard Wintertime Nature in New Jersey.

We had our first significant winter storm leaving about 8 inches of wet, heavy snow. We have experienced several cold spells, lots of rain but little snow until now. This was the first time I had to shovel a path to the road. I was expecting an Amazon delivery later in the day. A lot of birds showed up at the bird feeder. This was the first time that Red-winged Blackbirds visited. The females look a lot different than the males — but turned out to be more aggressive than the regular visitors. Later in the afternoon, the sky was filled with soaring Turkey Vultures.

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Backyard View. Composite of seven image taken with a Leica CL camera and 23 mm f/2 lens (ISO 100, 23 mm, f/3.2, 1/250 sec). Raw images processed with Capture One Pro, AutoPano Giga Pro, and Silver Efex Pro. (David J Mathre)
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Front Yard View. Composite of five image taken with a Leica CL camera and 23 mm f/2 lens (ISO 100, 23 mm, f/3.2, 1/250 sec). Raw images processed with Capture One Pro, AutoPano Giga Pro, and Silver Efex Pro. (David J Mathre)




Individual images in the slide shows can be viewed here.