Santa Pola Lighthouse

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A rather hilarious expedition along the lighthouse road yesterday evening for the founder members of the NBBC – the No Bins Birders Club (we both forgot to bring our binoculars). We missed our first Red necked Nightjar flypast due to looking at the shots on our cameras of a distant Green Woodpecker, but as it grew darker another three flypasts gave us the chance to try out some very high ISO shots.

Going back towards the N332 we found three Red necked Nightjars sitting in the road, unfortunately at the exact moment that another car was approaching, so we missed those, but a decision to turn round and go back was rewarded by a single bird at the side of the road. It was on Bryan’s side of the car, so he took these shots using my camera, and we are now in legal discussions over who owns the copyright! These are all Red necked Nightjars, we also had common Nightjars singing. A great evening!