I passed the queues for the Prado and headed for the Botanic Garden.
In Italy these are always a little disappointing but this was quite good and there were lots of birds!
Mr Quacks giving young Diego tips on how it's done!
What the..... a Night Heron???
It got spooked by some tourists (not us!) and flew to a tree.
What I would expect to find on a small pond!
A few of these Blackcaps were heard.
We went out of the garden for lunch and then
went to Atocha station for tickets to Toledo. It was a slow process!!
The station was impressive.
There is a small pond in the station! Hundreds of these!!
It had taken longer than expected and so went back to the garden to drink a coke zero. We saw a Great Spotted Woodpecker and a Short-Toed Treecreeper I'm told that is the only sort they get. And look who was in the pond!
Saw this on the way back!