Prothonotary Warbler

Prothonotary Warbler Checking On Nest

This Prothonotary Warbler’s nest is in that cavity, and the parent spent several minutes poking his head in, like he was moving something around.

Prothonotary Warbler
Prothonotary Warbler

I did not see if he brought something on this trip to the nest, like he did when I spotted the parent two days before: Prothonotary Warbler Bringing Food Home

Prothonotary Warbler
Prothonotary Warbler

The hole is about my eye level and I did see one chick beak when I passed by.

Prothonotary Warbler
Prothonotary Warbler

The parent did fly off with a fecal sac, something I hadn’t seen up close before.

Prothonotary Warbler With Fecal Sack
Prothonotary Warbler With Fecal Sac

11 thoughts on “Prothonotary Warbler Checking On Nest”

  1. Your photos of this gorgeous warbler are terrific, Ellen. So glad you can continue watching him carry on his activities. What a special treat to see him taking out the fecal sac! 👀

    1. Thank you, it was a real treat to see this so close. I was dismayed to find the nest site destroyed a couple days ago. The opening was enlarged and partly torn away—it’s possible the young had fledged but more likely became lunch.

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