This is the first time I’ve ever seen a blue grosbeak in my yard; this one was very skittish and shy and didn’t give me many chances to snap his photo, but I did manage to get this one. At first, I mistook him for an indigo bunting; then I realized those russet wing bars did not fit in the indigo’s description. A quick trip to the field guides and his true identity was revealed. What a lovely bird! I think he’s just passing through during the spring migration which is peaking right now in mid April.