Biggest Week in American Biding! Prothonotary Warbler
Prothonotary Warbler: Magee Marsh Wildlife Area, Oak Harbor, Ohio, USA, May 2023 — The Prothonotary Warblers nest in Magee Marsh, many of them close to the boardwalk…and at least one pair in a post on the boardwalk…the rangers have to put up “crime scene tape” every year to keep the birders at least a foot away…and still the warblers nest there. They are easy to see, complexity fearless, and close! Some years they are just arriving at the end of the Biggest Week…but this year, strange year that it was, there were at least 3 pairs already nesting near the boardwalk (and another pair on the boardwalk a the Nature Center at Maumee Bay). And I am sure many other pairs nesting out of sight. This one was singing happily only a yard or so from the boardwalk. Gotta love them! OM-Systems OM-1 with 100-400mm zoom at 800mm equivalent. Program mode with my evolving bird modifications. ISO 200 @ f6.3 @ 1/640th. -.3EV.