By the by, dogs are often better and nicer than their owners who should be literate and aren't, all except for my sister's black labrador who is mentally retarded!
There were 12 of us in the group that arrived at the chapel in the Sierra de Maria. Things didn't look good weather wise. We were in low cloud and visibility was down to about 50 yards. Having already logged Blue and Great Tit prior to getting here we saw Mistle Thrush and Crested Tit. We expected that the Botanical Garden might have been closed as it was a bank holiday, but we were pleased to discover it wasn't. We'd also picked up a 13th "member", a small Alsatian type dog who ignored the "No Perros" sign. Actually it was as good as gold. Didn't bark or run around. Birds were difficult to see. They could hear you approaching way before the visibility allowed us to spot them, but we had good views of Subalpine Warbler. We then spotted an Orphean Warbler which gave everyone good views. The only other birds of note were a Stonechat and Long-tailed Tits.