Sunday (13-January-2019) — New Jersey

Backyard Wintertime Nature in New Jersey.

The predicted winter snowstorm didn’t happen. When I woke up there was barely a dusting of snow on the ground. Once the sun came out there were lots of birds at the feeders. Dark-eyed Junco, Mourning Dove, Marsh Wren, Red-bellied Woodpecker, Blue Jay, House Finch, Tufted Titmouse, and Northern Cardinal. I wasn’t able to get any suet at the meat market this week. They gave me some pork fat instead. Initially the birds ignored it. The Red-bellied Woodpecker, Tufted Titmouse and Marsh Wren finally started to nibble on it.

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Dark-eyed Junco. Image taken with a Fuji X-T3 camera and 200 mm f/2 lens with 1.4x TC (David J Mathre)
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Junco? Image taken with a Fuji X-T3 camera and 200 mm f/2 lens with 1.4x TC (David J Mathre)









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Grey Squirrel. Image taken with a Fuji X-T3 camera and 200 mm f/2 lens with 1.4x TC (David J Mathre)

Tuesday (11-December-2018) — New Jersey

Backyard Autumn Nature in New Jersey.

Critters on my patio and in my backyard. The bird feeder and the area below was busy (Mourning Dove, Yellow-breasted Nuthatch, Blue Jay, House Finch, American Goldfinch, and Northern Cardinal). One of the relatively new birds to visit is the Yellow-breasted Nuthatch. It like the woodpeckers are attracted to the suet. The squirrels stayed on the ground going after the Black Walnuts. Later in the afternoon one of the neighborhood cats stopped by causing the birds to fly away. The deer look awfully scruffy. Later in the evening I got an image of the waxing crescent moon. All of these image taken with a Fuji X-H1 camera and 200 mm f/2 lens with a 1.4x teleconverter.






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Thursday (06-December-2018) — New Jersey

Backyard Autumn Nature in New Jersey.

I spent much of the day using the new Fujinon 200 mm f/2 lens with the included 1.4x teleconverter shooting the birds (house finch, blue jay, red-bellied woodpecker, common grackle, black-crested tufted titmouse, and junco) and other critters (cat, grey squirrel, and deer). in my backyard.








Sunday (02-December-2018) — New Jersey

Backyard Autumn Nature in New Jersey.

Even though it was raining, there was a lot of activity at the bird feeders. Blue Jays, Northern Cardinals, Tufted Titmouse, American Goldfinch, and new for me a Marsh Wren. The squirrels stayed off the bird feeder — I don’t know if that means the electric shock worked.









Individual images in the slide shows can be viewed here.

Saturday (01-December-2018) — New Jersey

Backyard Autumn Nature in New Jersey.

Some bird activity at the bird feeders — American Goldfinch and Blue Jay. But then the rogue Black Squirrel figured out how to get up and work on the sunflower seeds. Afterwards, I reconnected the electric fence cable to the bird feeders. It shouldn’t impact the birds since they don’t touch both the ground and feeder at the same time. The squirrel on the other hand has two paws on the grounded center post.

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Goldfinch at the Bird Feeder. Image taken with a Nikon D5 camera and 600 mm f/4 VR telephoto lens (ISO 280, 600 mm, f/4, 1/640 sec). (David J Mathre)



Individual images in the slide show can be viewed here.