Sadly, the Prothonotary Warbler is one of these southern species that has become much rarer this far north in the last decade. Even so, the phenomenon of "overshooting," where southern birds fly a little too far north in the spring before correcting and heading south again, is a common event at Pelee. Sometimes southern species like Prothonotary or Summer Tanager or Blue Grosbeak land in with the commoner Scarlet Tanagers, Indigo Buntings, and Magnolia Warblers. The unexpected is always expected here in the spring migration!
[photo © guide Alvaro Jaramillo]
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