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 showing young Diego how it is done...
What the....... a Night Heron!!!
It got spooked by some tourists and flew to a nearby tree....
Mrs Mallard wanting some attention
Monk Parakeet posing!
And so we left in search of food and then to the Atocha Station to get a ticket for Toledo,,,, boy was it a slow process.
and yes the above were in the station!
We finally found where the trains went from and headed back to the gardens to drink a Coke Zero.
Just as we sat a Great Spotted Woody flew over and a Treecreeper flew into the tree, I have a lousy photo but am waiting for confirmation as I have a feeling it is a Short-Toed Treecreeper.....
Half jokingly Trish suggested going to the pond to see if the Night Heron was still there and blow me down!!!!!
Good bit of birding!