Monday, 18 January 2016

Burgos and Santo Domingo de Silos, Castillo Y Leon.

A morning around the sights in Burgos and then a run out into the countyside.

After breakfast we all jumped in to Santi's car and headed in to the city for a walk around the sights, during this time we visited the Castle which over looks the town, Cathedral and several other interesting buildlings. Whilst we were up around the Castle we saw Short-toed Treecreeper (Agateador Común / Certhia brachydactyla), Common Magpie (Urraca / Pica pica), Coal Tit (Carbonero Garrapinos / Parus ater), White Wagtail (Lavandera Blanca / Montacilla alba), Spotless Starling (Estornino Negro / Sturnus unicolor), Mallard (Anade Azulón / Anas platyrhynchos) and several White Storks (Ciguena Blanca / Ciconia ciconia) on or returning to rooftop nests. 
The Cathedral was stunning and we hope to return to the city in the future to repeat the visit there, we also went in to another church which I can not remember the name of but it had many beautiful features.
After the time in the city we headed back to Santi's and had some lunch before heading South to Santo Domingo de Silos to Santi's country house where we were going to stay for a couple nights on the way we called and had coffee at Lerma in the Palicio Ducal. On the drive down I saw Red Kite (Milano Real / Milvus milvus), Merlin (Esmerejón / Falco columbarius), Common Buzzard (Busardo Ratonero / Buteo buteo), Woodpigeon (Paloma Torcaz / Columba palumbus), Collared Dove (Tórtola Turca / Streptopelia decaocto), Blackbird (Mirlo Común / Turdus merula) and Mistle Thrush (Zorzal Charlo / Turdus viscivorus). 
Once we were at Santi's we did the tour and then settled in before we had a short stroll around the town and finished with a very nice meal back at the house.

Photographs. General views from the day.


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