Mike Newhouse and his awesome band of bird-banders had their “bird of the year” this morning — a Prothonotary Warbler. We were on hand to take photos. These birds are even more beautiful up-close, if that is possible.
The bird, typically found to the south and near wooded marshes, is a first reported in the Meadowlands District to our knowledge — and certainly the first that Mike and his team have banded. (Thanks, Mike!)
More on Prothonotary Warblers here.
To learn more on how the bird got its name, click here.