Wednesday (13-January-2021) — New Jersey

Wintertime Backyard Nature in New Jersey.

Visitors to the birdfeeder: Mourning Dove, Turkey Vulture, Red-bellied Woodpecker, Black-capped Chickadee, Carolina Wren, House Finch, Dark-eyed Junco, Northern Cardinal.


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

Daily Electric Energy Used (77.6 kWh) from Sense. Daily Solar Electric Energy Produced (23.7 kWh) from Sense and SolSystems. Sunny. Geothermal HVAC system on. A deficit of 53.9 kWh.

Friday (01-January-2021) — New Jersey

Wintertime Backyard Nature in New Jersey.

Several Black Vultures and Turkey Vultures in my backyard and on my patio New Year’s Day morning. Hope it is not a portent for a bad year.

Black Vulture. (David J Mathre)
Black Vulture (Coragyps atratus). Image taken with a Nikon D850 camera and 600 mm f/4 VR lens (David J Mathre)


Black and Turkey Vultures. Individual images in the slideshow are available in my PhotoShelter Gallery.

Visitors to the birdfeeder: Black-capped Chickadee, Carolina Wren, American Goldfinch, Song Sparrow, and Northern Cardinal.


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

Daily Electric Energy Used (74.5 kWh) from Sense. Daily Solar Electric Energy Produced (10.6 kWh) from Sense and SolSystems. Clouds and rain. Geothermal HVAC system on. A deficit of 63.9 kWh.

Tuesday (08-December-2020) — New Jersey

Autumn Backyard Nature in New Jersey.

Visitors to the birdfeeder: Turkey Vulture and Northern Cardinal


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

Daily Electric Energy Used (65.7 kWh) from Sense. Daily Solar Electric Energy Produced (22.7 kWh) from Sense and SolSystems. Sunny with more clouds. Geothermal HVAC system on. A deficit of 43.0 kWh.

Six-Years Ago (28-November-2014) — Florida

Gone to See Florida Fall 2014 Road Trip. Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge.

Turkey Vulture Eating What Appears to be a Heron chick on Biolab Road at the Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge.

Turkey Vulture Having Brunch. Biolab Road, Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge. Image taken with a Nikon D4 camera and 500 mm f/4 VR lens (ISO 640, 500 mm, f/9, 1/2000 sec). (David J Mathre)
Turkey Vulture Having Brunch. Biolab Road, Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge. Image taken with a Nikon D4 camera and 500 mm f/4 VR lens (ISO 640, 500 mm, f/9, 1/2000 sec). (David J Mathre)
Turkey Vulture Having Brunch. Biolab Road, Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge. Image taken with a Nikon D4 camera and 500 mm f/4 VR lens (ISO 640, 500 mm, f/9, 1/2000 sec). (David J Mathre)
Turkey Vulture Having Brunch. Biolab Road, Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge. Image taken with a Nikon D4 camera and 500 mm f/4 VR lens (ISO 640, 500 mm, f/9, 1/2000 sec). (David J Mathre)

Daily Electric Energy Used (41.3 kWh) from Sense. Daily Solar Electric Energy Produced (21.6 kWh) from Sense and SolSystems. Sun and clouds. Geothermal HVAC system on. A deficit of 19.7 kWh.

Sunday (22-November-2020) — New Jersey

Autumn Backyard Nature in New Jersey.

Visitors to the birdfeeder: Black-capped Chickadee, Tufted Titmouse, House Finch, American Goldfinch. Also, Turkey Vultures soaring over the backyard.


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

Daily Electric Energy Used (50.1 kWh) from Sense. Daily Solar Electric Energy Produced (6.1 kWh) from Sense and SolSystems. Rain and clouds. Geothermal HVAC system off. A deficit of 44.0 kWh.

Weeky Electric Energy Used (379 kWh) from Sense. Weekly Solar Electric Energy Produced (176 kWh) from Sense and SolSystems. A deficit of 203 kWh.