Nine-Years Ago (14-April-2012) — New Jersey

Backyard Springtime Nature in New Jersey

Afternoon Walkabout: Black Vulture, Turkey Vulture. My eBird Checklist.


Afternoon Walkabout. Images taken with a Nikon D3s camera and 300 mm f/2.8 lens. Individual images in the slideshow are available in my PhotoShelter Gallery.

Eleven-Years Ago (14-April-2010) — California

Springtime Nature in California.

Evening walkabout at Point Piedras Blancas Beach: Common Raven, Western Gull My eBird Checklist.


Evening walkabout. Images taken with a Nikon D3x camera and 70-300 mm VR lens. Individual images in the slideshow are available in my PhotoShelter Gallery.

Tuesday (13-April-2021) — New Jersey

Springtime Backyard Nature in New Jersey.

Nest and visitors to the patio birdfeeder: Mourning Dove, House Finch, Chipping Sparrow, Dark-eyed Junco, Northern Cardinal.


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

The first Tulip opened after the sun came out. Also, Daffodils, Dandelions, Forsythia, and Grape Hyacinth.


Early Spring Flowers. Individual images in the slideshow are available in my PhotoShelter Gallery.

Daily Electric Energy Used (38.1 kWh) from Sense. Daily Solar Electric Energy Produced (72.2 kWh) from Sense and SolSystems. The sun returned. A surplus of 34.1 kWh.

Monday (12-April-2021) — New Jersey

Springtime Backyard Nature in New Jersey.

Only one morning visitor to the backyard and patio birdfeeder on a rainy day: White-throated Sparrow.


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

The first Tulip still hasn’t opened as the cold and rain continues. Waiting for a sunny day.

Tulip. (David J Mathre)
caption. (David J Mathre)

Daily Electric Energy Used (44.2 kWh) from Sense. Daily Solar Electric Energy Produced (16.6 kWh) from Sense and SolSystems. Clouds and rain much of the day. A deficit of 27.6 kWh.

One-Year Ago (12-April-2020) — New Jersey

Backyard Springtime Nature in New Jersey

Morning and evening at the birdfeeder: House Finch, Carolina Wren. My eBird Checklist.


Morning and evening at the birdfeeder. Images taken with a Nikon D5 camera and 600 mm f/4 VRII lens. Individual images in the slideshow are available in my PhotoShelter Gallery.