This female Pine Bunting was a long stayer, being at this coastal site for much of the winter and was on the way back from the Rubythroat further north in the country. This was also only the 3rd Pine Bunting I had ever seen following two in during the winter of 1992 in the UK, both of which were males. I had thought I'd seen this species in China but I was wrong on that count. It was a very confiding bird and very instructional, just look at the tertial pattern, the streaking on the reddish breast and bright rufous rump. Stunning bird.