Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Prothonotary Warbler

Like a bright spot of sunshine perched in the trees, I look forward to seeing these birds each year. Depending on the light, they can look from a bright gold to an almost orange-ish color.

Their "sweet, sweet, sweet, sweet" call is easy to distinguish.  Whenever I am in a wetland habitat and hear the sound, I begin looking.

Prothonotary Warblers are one of the two warblers that nest in cavities.  This one was making use of a Wood Duck box.  A mansion size home for a tiny bird.


G L Buzzell said...

He looks so cute (and tiny) in that wood duck box.

Paula said...

I thought so too. It looked so small flying in and out of the big duck box I just had to take a shot.