This Blue Grosbeak showed up recently near the lens of Jeff Kietzmann, and the image was submitted by his father-in-law Nick De Cerchio. A search on Audubon.org yields the following about the species: "[The Blue Grosbeak] has been expanding breeding range toward the north in recent decades. Surveys suggest that overall population is stable or even increasing slightly."
Photographers should submit work to firstname.lastname@example.org for consideration in the Community Photography Showcase. Please include your name, phone number and where the photo was made. Photos published in our midweek print edition will also be posted to www.capegazette.com/column/community-photo-showcase.