Prothonotaries!

Drew WeberBirding, General News and Info, Photography, Trip Reports5 Comments

President Harry Truman once said that “prothonotary” was the most impressive-sounding political title in the U.S. and in our opinion, the Prothonotary Warbler may just be one of the most impressive sounding and looking warblers that we encountered at ‘The Biggest Week in American Birding‘. Certainly one of the most cooperative birds to see/photograph at ‘The Biggest Week’ were the Prothonotary Warblers. More than any other species, the Protonotaries seemed comfortable mere feet away from birders and photographers as they foraged, sang, and staked out territories along the Magee Marsh boardwalk. Below are a few photos that Anna and Alex took of these beautiful warblers during our time in Ohio.

Prothonotary Warbler - Magee Marsh, Ohio (Photo by Alex Lamoreaux)

Prothonotary Warbler - Magee Marsh, Ohio (Photo by Alex Lamoreaux)

Prothonotary Warbler - Magee Marsh, Ohio (Photo by Anna Fasoli)

Prothonotary Warbler - Magee Marsh, Ohio (Photo by Anna Fasoli)