The "yellow" grosbeak
- After much discussion with other birders and review of the photograph, I rescind my i.d. of the bird as an escaped Yellow Grosbeak.
I originally read the photo itself as being washed-out and over-exposed, explaining why the yellow wasn't prominent, and the bird as facing the camera.
I think now that it is the bird that is washed out, and it is facing away from the camera.
My i.d. is that this is a black-headed grosbeak.