I flew over to Spain last evening with the 2 Dave's for - what is now - our annual trip to the Extramadura region for some intense birding and photography. I must mention the great flight we had on Easy Jet with two smart and bright hostesses Chelsea and Harriet who cared for us and entertained with real professionalism, whit and charm. Nice to meet you both and thank you. We picked up the hire car with no problems and the Tom Tom took us smoothly to the hotel Barajas close to the airport. Up at first light and straight to the square, just feet from the hotel, where we got off to the usual brilliant start with Serin, Spotless Starling, nesting White Storks and Monk Parrots and all in the middle of the city. The sarin for me are particularly attractive and a real feature of this great birding country. This is a female feeding on dandelion. it's cold today, most unusual but I am sure that it will soon warm up!