and we delighted that we had.... see further down :D
The Marsh Frogs were being very noisy again..
A well fed moggy who enjoyed our attention
and THEN .. what's that bird flying over?I asked Pete..he got the binocs on on it - BEE-EATER!! Started by seeing one... then two.. and finally saw three together
Needless to say as we hadn't planned going to the gardens or seeing/photographing birds, we had only the compact cameras with a short zoom ... but nonetheless, so pleased to get these record shots of a LIFER!!
We also had a fly over of a Peregrine Falcon.. very nice!
Missed - as it flew off
There was a family of Great Tits - but sadly while we were there, a Magpie made a meal of one of the chicks..
and then off for some lunch at a good cafe we had found previously..... Smoked salmon on toast with tartare sauce... went down well
We were going to the Prado Museum but the queues were long.... so instead we visited the Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza