We were up at 3.15 and off to the airport - it was warm even at that time of the morning... left the UK in dazzling sunshine and warmth - and arrived in Madrid in ... RAIN
Today in the wet, we set off for various points..
Men creating scaffolding
The Royal Palace -which was stunningly beautiful - the rooms were amazing.. but apart from the entrance hall. no photography permitted.. I will scan some postcards when I get home...
and for a brief moment.. I saw blue
Then into the cathedral - beautiful..
We had lunch in the Cathedral cafe then set off for a nearby park
En route.. Monk Parakeets - only a record shot but a lifer for me
Walking to the park entrance.. the first bird in a tree was.... a Peacock!!
One of the roads
and whilst in the Cathedral, Pete couldn't resist adopting a Spanish relative of Quacks & Ponders.. so we have an addition... he is still to be named.. :D
Part 2: Winners and Losers - passerines
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