Friday (18-January-2019) — New Jersey

Wintertime Backyard Nature in New Jersey.

It snowed last night, but only about an inch. By afternoon, the snow melted and/or evaporated. A number of small birds (Dark-eyed Junco, Marsh Wren, Black-capped Chickadee, Tufted Titmouse), and a Blue Jay visited the bird feeder. A Red-bellied Woodpecker chased the Blue Jay away. Later on a Squirrel got up onto the bird feeder to feast on some sunflower seeds.




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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)









Individual images from the slide shows can be viewed here.

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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)

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.








Friday (16-November-2018) — New Jersey

Backyard Autumn Nature in New Jersey.

Snow from the previous day melted quickly, and the birds were back at the bird feeder. American Goldfinch, Tufted-Titmouse, Blue Jay, and House Finch.


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Tufted-Titmouse. Image taken with a Nikon D5 camera and 600 mm f/4 VR lens (ISO 180, 600 mm, f/4, 1/640 sec). (David J Mathre)



Individual images from the slideshows can be viewed here.

Thursday (15-November-2018) — New Jersey

Backyard Autumn Nature in New Jersey.

Before it started snowing, a squirrel figured out how to get up onto the bird feeder and start chowing down on the sunflower seeds. By mid-afternoon the snow started to fall. It came down pretty heavy for a while. During a lull later in the afternoon, the birds came back. A Red-bellied Woodpecker, Tufted-titmouse, and American Goldfinch (winter plumage).


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Sycamore in the Snow. Image taken with a Nikon D5 camera and 600 mm f/4 VR telephoto lens. (David J Mathre)




Individual images in the slideshows can be viewed here.