all photos & text by Don Roberson
RUSTIC BUNTING Emberiza rustica
all photos taken in California
The RUSTIC BUNTING is a very rare fall & winter vagrant to
California. There are only 4-5 records, most of them have been "unchasable."
I saw the one at Half Moon Bay in Nov 1988; it was elusive but seen over
3 days. My field notes & barest of sketches (above) are of that bird.
All of my California records are listed below:
26 Nov 1988 Half Moon Bay, SM
typed description, partial sketch (above)
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