A day out and about in the fog, cloud and rain with Jayne, Santi and Howard.
|A view over Sad Hill.|
As usual I started the day with a walk with Patch and picked up a few species including Iberian Green (Pito Real / Picus sharpei) and Great Spotted Woodpeckers (Pico Picapinos / Dendrocopos major), Linnet (Pardillo Común / Carduelis cannabina), Rock (Escribano Montesino / Emberiza cia) and Cirl Bunting (Escribano Soteno / Emberiza cirlus), Spotless Starling (Estornino Negro / Sturnus unicolor), Carrion Crow (Corneja Negra / Corvus corone), Blue (Herrerillo Común / Parus caeruleus) and Great Tits (Carbonera Común / Parus major) as well as two very smart Roe Deer (Corzo / Capreolus capreolus) out on the fields.
After the walk we went up to the Sad Hill Cemetery where 51 years ago they filmed the classic movie the Good, the Bad and the Ugly a film I have always enjoyed. The area was wet and there was lots of low cloud but it was a great spot and with all the ancient Juniper trees surround the site it was very atmospheric.
|Santi and Patch.|
|The entrance to Sad Hill.|
We then went to out second Good, the Bad and the Ugly location which was at the Monastery of San Pedro de Arlanza but unfortunately it was closed so we had a quick look around outside as it had started to drizzle.