Blue Grosbeak...back already!?

From: Chris Howard
Date: 4/18/00
Time: 1:52:58 PM
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18 April 2000...I saw a first spring male Blue Grosbeak today at noon on Airport Rd in Bishop, opposite the sewer ponds. This is perhaps the earliest recorded arrival for Inyo. The willows trees in this area are a good place to look for Blue Grosbeaks for the next few months.

The bird I saw had quite a bit of rufous on the back, wings, and crown. It did, however, have lots of dark blue on the face and breast.

There were 3 Western Kingbirds in the area, too!