This bird briefly visited our yard in northeast Wisconsin last week. I thought at first it was an American robin as it had a yellowish-orange breast. Then I saw the head that was similar to the female rose-breasted grosbeaks we see in spring and fall, except it had whiter stripes. After looking at Peterson's Field Guide and allaboutbirds.org, the coloring and dark bill made me think it might be a female black-headed grosbeak, but northeast Wisconsin is several states east of the listed range for this bird. Is this a female black-headed grosbeak, a young rose-breasted grosbeak, or something else?
Thanks for help. I was shooting across an asphalt driveway and I think the heat haze was causing problems in getting sharp photos, but these should be good enough for identification purposes.