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ACCESS TO HOLME BIRD OBSERVATORY UPDATE

REPAIRS TO THE COASTAL FOOTPATH ARE COMPLETE AND FULL ACCESS IS RESTORED TO THE OBSERVATORY FROM THORNHAM. THANK YOU TO OUR MEMBERS AND VISITORS FOR THEIR CO-OPERATION.


NEW NOA MERCHANDISE NOW AVAILABLE The NOA is now selling pin badges and mugs for Holme Bird Observatory, available for sale at the Observatory at Holme, at a cost of £5 for pin badges and £10 for mugs. Under a system which is helping Observatories around the UK, these items are supplied by UK Birding Pins at zero cost to the Association and are of excellent quality, intended to help support our work and promote what we do. These items are now in stock, so if you’d like to have your own pin badge or mug then please do ask when you are visiting us at Holme. Any member or web visitor who would like to purchase these items online and receive them by post, can do so by ordering direct at the following links:

https://ukbirdingpins.bigcartel.com/product/holme-bird-observatory-pin-badge

https://ukbirdingpins.bigcartel.com/product/holme-bird-observatory-mug

The NOA benefits directly from all sales both at Holme and online.
Thank you for your support

NOA Team


Holme Bird Observatory Wednesday 29th December 2021

Norfolk News from RARE BIRD ALERT
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Norfolk 2.Hawfinches Lynford Arboretum still 1.40pm in paddocks +Lesser Spotted Woodpecker TL.820.936
Norfolk Iceland Gull juv Cley NWT still on beach east of beahc car park at 12.20pm then flew west [had become entangled in fishing line before being freed]
Norfolk Black-necked Grebe still 12.22pm Pentney GPs from road opposite Ashwood Lodge access road +juv.Great Northern Diver still
Norfolk Hawfinch y'day west of Great Ellingham +north of Rockland All Saints at Chapel Street at April Cottage briefly [heard only]
Norfolk 16.Snow Buntings Cley NWT still on shingle opposite Arnold's Marsh
Norfolk Siberian Chiffchaff Titchwell RSPB still in car park at 11.40am
Norfolk.Little Stint still Snettisham RSPB on The Wash at 10.36am
Norfolk 3.Hawfinches Lynford Arboretum still in paddocks at 10.41am TL.820.936
Norfolk 53.Snow Buntings Snettisham RSPB on beach at 10.54am TF.647.314
Norfolk 5.Taiga Bean Geese still Buckenham Marshes RSPB from wind pump at 11am (+9.Russian White-fronted Geese)
Norfolk 21.Bewick's Swans just east of Ingham in field south of Palling Road TG.406.263
Norfolk Black-necked Grebe still Pentney GPs from road +juv.Great Northern Diver still