We received news recently from our local contacts of a newly found site for Hawfinch in Almería province. It is a picturesque area of deciduous trees and orchards near the town of Fiñana. Two visits have now produced good numbers of Hawfinch with a flock of 14 on the first occasion. A birder we know who lives close by confirms that this is not unusual in winter. Our team also found Rock Bunting, Corn Bunting, Reed Bunting, Redwing and Ring Ouzel. An excellent addition to our winter tour itinerary and we’ll be checking it come spring for owls too.