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The NWT have successful completed repairs to Broadwater Road and normal access is now reinstated. Many thanks to our members and visitors for their understanding, we do hope that you will find it a better experience coming to visit the Observatory!

*Please be aware that repairs to the coastal footpath at Holme are currently scheduled to begin in early July, and may affect access to the Observatory. We will give further information when received, via the NOA blog and website.’



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 Saturday 28th May 2022

On the sea today, 1 Fulmar, 1 Great Crested Grebe, 1 Gannet, 45 Little Terns, 57 Sandwich Terns, 7 Common Terns and 3 Kittiwakes were counted. Two Cuckoos were around the reserves and a Barn Owl was hunting, 10 Swallows and 6 House Martins, 4 Whitethroats and 3 Stonechats were also of interest.

In the moth traps 14 Cinnabars, 2 Pine Hawks, 11 White Ermine, 3 Small Elephant Hawks, a Common Marbled Carpet, 2 Poplar Hawks, 4 Mottled Rustics, 3 Treble Lines, 1 Bordered White, 2 Small Square Spot, a Buff Tip, Dog's Tooth, Knot Grass, Green Carpet, Privet Hawk, Shoulder-striped Wainscot, Puss Moth and 2 Vine's Rustics were caught.

Butterflies included Painted Lady, Common and Holly Blue, Wall Brown and Small Heath. Azure, Large Red and Blue-tailed Damselflies were also recorded.

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Norfolk Spoonbill Titchwell RSPB on beach
Norfolk Spoonbill Snettisham Coastal Park still +Turtle Dove
Norfolk LESSER GREY SHRIKE male still 3.05pm NW of Norwich just NW of Norwich International Airport SE of A1270 /A140 junction on fence south of westbound exit slip road. Park only at The Nest overflow car park NR10 3AQ TG.208.140
Norfolk White Stork Tottenhill in flight then landed in field +lost to view
Norfolk LESSER GREY SHRIKE male still 12.10pm NW of Norwich just NW of Norwich International Airport SE of A1270 /A140 junction on fence south of westbound exit slip road. Park only at The Nest overflow car park NR10 3AQ TG.208.140
Norfolk 2.Garganey Hockwold Washes still from river bank at Lakenheath Fen RSPB
Norfolk GREAT REED WARBLER singing still late morning Snettisham Coastal Park by main path 1ml NNE of Beach Road 150yds north of kissing gate (+4.Little Gulls) TF.657.351
Norfolk LESSER GREY SHRIKE male still 10.15am NW of Norwich just NW of Norwich International Airport SE of A1270 /A140 junction on fence south of westbound exit slip road. Only park at The Nest overflow car park NR10 3AQ TG.208.140
Norfolk LESSER GREY SHRIKE male still 9.33am NW of Norwich just NW of Norwich International Airport SE of A1270 /A140 junction on fence south of westbound exit slip road. Only park at The Nest overflow car park NR10 3AQ TG.208.140
Norfolk 2.Cattle Egrets Hickling Broad flew NE over 100.acre reedbed +landed near Horsey Mere at 8.55am
Norfolk LESSER GREY SHRIKE male singing still 8.41am NW of Norwich just NW of Norwich International Airport SE of A1270 /A140 junction on fence south of westbound exit slip road. Park at The Nest overflow car park only NR10 3AQ TG.208.140
Norfolk LESSER GREY SHRIKE male singing still 8.15am NW of Norwich just NW of Norwich International Airport SE of A1270 /A140 junction on fence south of westbound exit slip road. Park at The Nest NR10 3AQ TG.208.140
Norfolk LESSER GREY SHRIKE still 7.54am NW of Norwich just NW of Norwich International Airport SE of A1270 /A140 junction on fence south of westbound exit slip road. Park at The Nest NR10 3AQ TG.208.140
Norfolk LESSER GREY SHRIKE still 7.18am NW of Norwich just NW of Norwich International Airport SE of A1270 /A140 junction on fence south of westbound exit slip road. Park carefully TG.208.140
Norfolk GREAT REED WARBLER singing still Snettisham Coastal Park by main path 1ml NNE of Beach Road 150yds north of kissing gate TF.657.351
Norfolk Honey Buzzard y'day Thorpe Market
Norfolk LESSER GREY SHRIKE NW of Norwich just NW of Norwich International Airport SE of A1270 /A140 junction in field south of westbound exit slip road at 6.25am (for 2nd day)