Saturday (20-March-2021) — New Jersey

First Day of Spring Backyard Nature in New Jersey.

Visitors to the backyard patio birdfeeder: Tufted Titmouse, Dark-eyed Junco, Carolina Wren, Song Sparrow, Northern Cardinal.


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

A few Purple Crocuses in my backyard bloomed.


Early Spring Purple Crocus Flowers. Images taken with a Leica SL2 camera and 24-90 mm f/2.8-4 lens. Individual images in the slideshow are available in my PhotoShelter Gallery.

A neighbor had many more early spring Purple Crocuses, Yellow Crocuses, Snow Drops, and Daffodils (about to bloom).


Early spring wildflowers across the street. Individual images in the slideshow are available in my PhotoShelter Gallery.

Daily Electric Energy Used (61.5 kWh) from Sense. Daily Solar Electric Energy Produced (65.9 kWh) from Sense and SolSystems. Sunny all day. Still cold at night so the Geothermal HVAC system was on. A surplus of 4.4 kWh.

Tuesday (05-May-2020) — New Jersey

Backyard Nighttime Spring Nature in New Jersey.

Independent young Fox out on its own again early this morning, captured by infrared video. The young fox is not much smaller than the neighborhood cats. The adult fox seen two nights earlier (03-May-2020) is larger than the local cats.

Daily Electric Energy Used (52.8 kWh) from meter readings the Sense Home Energy Monitor. The daily Solar Electric Energy Produced (70.4 kWh) from SolSystems and Locus Energy. A surplus of 17.6 kWh.


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Sunday (03-May-2020) — New Jersey

Backyard Nighttime Spring Nature in New Jersey.

Fox running across the yard early in the morning caught on infrared video.

Daily Electric Energy Used (42.5 kWh) from meter readings the Sense Home Energy Monitor. The daily Solar Electric Energy Produced (57.1 kWh) from SolSystems and Locus Energy. A surplus of 14.6 kWh.

Weekly Electric Energy Used (348 kWh) from meter readings the Sense Home Energy Monitor. Weekly Solar Electric Energy Produced (336 kWh) from SolSystems and Locus Energy. A small deficit of 12 kWh.


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Wednesday (15-April-2020) — New Jersey

Backyard Nighttime Spring Nature in New Jersey.

The raccoon eats an apple without going into the trap. Need to try again, but with the food tied down so the critter needs to enter the trap.

Daily Electric Energy Used (53.8 kWh) from Sense Home Energy Monitor and Daily Solar Electric Energy Produced (74.3 kWh) from SolSystems and Locus Energy. Lots of sun (some clouds). A surplus of 20.5 kWh.


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Sunday (12-April-2020) — New Jersey

Backyard Night Time Spring Nature in New Jersey.

Fox at night running through the yard.

Daily Electric Energy Used (69.6 kWh) from Sense Home Energy Monitor and Daily Solar Electric Energy Produced (49.8 kWh) from SolSystems and Locus Energy. Lots of sun with short intermittent clouds. A deficit of 19.8 kWh.


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