A Blue Mystery Bird Came By by jyokota

A Blue Mystery Bird Came By

I bought peanuts JUST to attract blue jays, and the sparrows have been happily eating them. But I finally spotted what I thought was a juvenile blue jay on the feeder. Does anyone know for sure?
Having now checked Merin ID, Ebird Pro, and having polled various birders in the area including a PhD in Ornithology from U of Chicago, it's been suggested that it could be a grosbeak or a juvenile bluebird or a juvenile indigo bunting. But the first reaction people have been giving me is -- its a bird. or, what on EARTH is that bird? So clearly, this bird's ID is stumping us.

I cannot id the bird, but it is a beautiful shot.
July 16th, 2020  
great detail
July 16th, 2020  
Not sure. Does a blue jay have a beak like that? Great shot, whatever the fellow might be!
July 16th, 2020  
oh that's wonderful
July 16th, 2020  
Lovely capture Junko but I don't think it's a blue jay. It does look like a sparrow or a member of the finch family to me.
July 16th, 2020  
Great capture Junko.
July 16th, 2020  
Beautiful image
July 16th, 2020  
Wonderful
July 16th, 2020  
Beautiful wing patterns! Love that blue!
July 16th, 2020  
Pretty!
July 16th, 2020  
Not sure. We just have stellar jays here
July 17th, 2020  
Wish I knew but most wonder crisp detail. The timing is marvelous as well.
July 17th, 2020  
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