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Re: Painted Bunting community gardens

The community gardens has been birded numerous times by capable birders this summer and  painted buntings have not been seen/reported until today.  I would give zero weight to the statements of the gardeners – who are universally nice people, but not birders.
But words can be put in their mouths. It would be great if one of the gardeners was a birder who posted his/her sightings, but they aren't and they don't. 
Three painted buntings were seen last August/September at the gardens. The gardens are a well-known spot to find this bird, and this is the time of year that we have a chance to see them.   There is no better way to stay current
on rare birds than to simply pay attention.  
Eric Kallen

Source: SanDiegoRegionBirding Latest Reports