Sunday, 11 December 2022

North to Santo Domingo de Silos, Burgos Province, Spain.

A wet, windy and snowy drive North to friend Santi's.

The main square in Silos with the Monasterio in the back ground.
I set off early but spent most of the time until it was light driving slowly due to the heavy rain, patchy fog and low cloud, once it was light things didn't get much better until I was well North of Madrid.
During the drive I saw Carrion Crow (Corneja Negra / Corvus corone), Jackdaw (Grajilla / Corvus monedula), 2x Raven (Cuervo / Corvus corax), Woodpigeons (Paloma Torcaz / Columba palumbus), Collared Dove (Tórtola Turca / Streptopelia decaocto), Mistle Thrush (Zorzal Charlo / Turdus viscivorus), 3x Common Cranes (Grulla Común / Grus grus) in flight, Common Magpie (Urraca / Pica pica), Iberian Grey Shrike (Alcaudón Real Meridional / Lanius meridionalis), Common Kestrel (Cernicalo Vulgar / Falco tinnunculus), 2x Common Buzzards (Busardo Ratonero / Buteo buteo), 10+ Red Kites (Milano Real / Milvus milvus), Corn Bunting (Triguero / Emberiza calandra), Spotless Starling (Estornino Negro / Sturnus unicolor) and White Wagtail (Lavandera Blanca / Montacilla alba).
Heading for the Bar.
I arrived at Santi's just before Lunch, later in the evening we went down to the Monasterio de Santo Domingo de Silos where we listened to the best of the Gregorian Chants I have been to so far.
Whilst there we met up with Maria, a very nice friend of Santi's and we all went for a drink in Bar of the Hotel Rural Villa de Silos.

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