A rare visitor to the Mendonoma Coast – a male Prothonotary Warbler.

Perhaps it was one of the recent storms that blew this rare visitor to Point Arena. Leslie Dahlhoff wrote, “How exciting! Eric, the non-birder, actually spotted it in our backyard and told me I should check it out. There I saw the sunniest, yellowest bird seriously chowing down on aphids in the artichoke.”

A rare visitor - a male Prothonotary Warbler by Leslie Dahlhoff male Prothonotary Warbler by Leslie Dahlhoff

This songbird is usually found in wooded swamps in the southeast. Wow, is this bird off course! To hear its call, here is a link to the Cornell Lab of Ornithology: http://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/Prothonotary_Warbler/sounds

Thanks to Leslie for allowing me to share her photos with you here.

One thought on “A rare visitor to the Mendonoma Coast – a male Prothonotary Warbler.

  1. Irma Brandt

    Jeanne; this little guy is too sweet. A friend's tulip tree is so confused, it's leaves are falling while it is now fully blooming. I saw some wild azalea blooming yesterday and we had a lush rhoddie in full bloom before these last rains wiped it out. I don't have scientific evidence, but my woo woo philosophy tells me that these changes began occuring when there was a polarity shift in our planet after the big earthquake in Japan a couple of years ago.

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