Photographed on May 1, 2019
My good friend Scott Keys made a visit to southern New Jersey for some warbler action. Our initial goal was to photograph Prothonotary Warblers in a very beautiful swamp, unfortunately the Prothonotary Warbler did not want to cooperate very well. So we turned our attention to a much more cooperative Northern Parula that spent time with us both in the swamp and on a beautiful lichen covered tree. Our goal with this bird was to get the closest portraits we could manage and we pretty much achieved just that. I then spent the afternoon scouting a location further north for Cerulean Warblers, which I did not find. Thankfully I did get a cooperative Ovenbird that gave me my best shots of that species to date.