Tuesday, 18 January 2022

Santo Domingo de Silos, Burgos Province, Spain.

A walk along a little bit of the Camino de El Cid.

The view down to the Monestrey in Silos from the Ermita de la Virgen del Camino.

Santi and I went for a walk along the Camino de El Cid which took us passed the Ermita de la Virgen del Camino and the statue of the Virgen de la peña.
Ermita de la Virgen del Camino.

We followed the track out for around 4KMs and the we met up with a large flock of Goats and Sheep who were being guarded by three large dogs, two of which were very nice and enjoyed a scratch but the third one was less happy with us being there.
Looking West from the Ermita de la Virgen del Camino.
We turned around at this point and walked back to the Village where I picked up some of the lovely local Jamon Curado Ahumado from the very nice lady in the bread shop just above the main square.
The Jerbal tree infront of the Ermita de la Virgen del Camino.
During the walk I saw a few species including Crested (Herrerillo Capuchino / Parus cristatus), Blue (Herrerillo Común / Parus caeruleus), Great (Carbonera Común / Parus major) and Long-tailed Tit (Mito / Aegithalos caudatus), Firecrest (Reyezuelo Listado / Regulus ignicapillus), Mistle Thrush (Zorzal Charlo / Turdus viscivorus), Blackbird (Mirlo Común / Turdus merula), Common Chaffinch (Pinzón Vulgar / Fringilla coelebs), House Sparrow (Gorrión Común / Passer domesticus), Robin (Petirrojo Europeo / Erithacus rubecula), White (Lavandera Blanca / Montacilla alba) and Grey Wagtail (Lavandera Cascadena / Motacilla cinerea), Jay (Arrendajo / Garrulus glandarius), Griffon Vulture (Bultre Leonado / Gyps fulvus) as well as Clouded Yellow (Colias corceua) and Red Admiral (Vanessa atalanta).
The Sheep, Goats and Dogs at the end of the walk.

Jamon Curado Ahumado.


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