This is not a common bird in California so I was keen to see a regular wintering group of birds just up the road from the in-laws where I was staying over the Xmas break. Got great views of 4 birds and really enjoyed seeing the dark morph bird. Will post some video very soon but here are some videograbs. The birds stayed faithful to a field close to the road and have been apparently wintering here for a number of years. Here is the link to directions on IBET and another much better photo of the dark morph bird by Nolan Lameka is here
I missed the Saw-whet Owl at Montrose and seem destined to never to get Snow Bunting on my ABA list.