Friday, 27 January 2017

Santo Domingo de Silos and Lerma, Burgos Province.

A visit to a Bodega for Jayne's Birthday and a couple of long dog walks.

I started the day with a long walk up the hill behind the house with Patch in the snow, during the walk I picked up 3x Bramblings (Pinzón Real / Fringilla montifringilla) mixed in with a larger flock of Common Chaffinches (Pinzón Vulgar / Fringilla coelebs). During the walk I also saw Carrion Crow (Corneja Negra / Corvus corone), Cirl Bunting (Escribano Soteno / Emberiza cirlus), Robin (Petirrojo Europeo / Erithacus rubecula), Mistle Thrush (Zorzal Charlo / Turdus viscivorus), a female Goshawk (Azor Común / Accipitor gentillis) and several Common Magpie (Urraca / Pica pica).
Both Patch and I returned rather damp, I sorted my self out and then Santi, Howard, Jayne and I went out to celebrate Jayne's birthday with a visit to Lerma where after a walk around part of the old town we called at Bodegas Sierra and had a very pleasant and educational tour as well as a few tasters and lessons in how to drink wine properly. Thanks to Santi and Howard for sorting this.
The wine was great and we bought a few bottles for the future, we drunk a bottle with our evening meal at Santi's and a bottle which the guy at the Bodega gave Jayne for her birthday we consumed shortly after getting and it was very good.

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