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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 Sunday 29th May 2022

On the sea today 2 Fulmars, a Sooty Shearwater past the NWT, 44 Little Terns, 18 Sandwich Terns and 4 Common Terns were recorded. Other birds of interest were 13 Black-tailed Godwits, a Cuckoo, 25 Swifts, 3 Swallows and 40 House Martins feeding low over the Observatory.

In the moth traps 2 Common Marbled Carpets, 5 Small Elephant Hawks, 8 Cinnabars, 2 Dog's Tooth, 3 Treble Lines, a Flame Shoulder, 2 Small Square Spots, 4 Bordered Whites, 2 Hedge Tortrix, Marbled Minor sp, 3 Mottled Rustics, 6 White Ermine, a Setaceous Hebrew Character, Privet Hawk, Large Yellow Underwing and Pebble Prominent were caught.

Norfolk News from RARE BIRD ALERT
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Norfolk Turtle Dove Titchwell RSPB flew off from paddocks near Patsy's Pool towards village at 3.55pm
Norfolk GREAT REED WARBLER singing still 3.50pm Snettisham Coastal Park by main path 1ml NNE of Beach Road next to kissing gate tho elusive TF.657.351
Norfolk 2.Spoonbills 1ml east of Cley still at Walsey Hills NOA at this morning
Norfolk Cattle Egret Methwold flew towards Methwold Hythe +lost to view at 2.30pm
Norfolk Little Gull 1s Titchwell RSPB still on Freshmarsh at 3.10pm
Norfolk Little Gull 1s Hickling Broad NWT still on Brendan's Marsh from 2nd platform at 2.15pm +Grey Plover still
Norfolk still no sign of Lesser Grey Shrike NW of Norwich just NW of Norwich International Airport SE of A1270 /A140 junction south of westbound exit slip road by mid a'noon. Park only at The Nest overflow car park NR10 3AQ TG.208.140
Norfolk Curlew Sand Cley NWT again from East Bank at 1.49pm
Norfolk Sanderling Buckenham Marshes RSPB on pool near hide +2.Common Cranes
Norfolk Sooty S'water flew west past Titchwell RSPB at 10.55am
Norfolk 2.Little Gulls (both 1s) Snettisham Coastal Park at Ken Hill Marshes
Norfolk 2.Spoonbills Snettisham Coastal Park still at Ken Hill Marshes
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 still no sign of Lesser Grey Shrike NW of Norwich just NW of Norwich International Airport SE of A1270 /A140 junction south of westbound exit slip road by 9.15am. Park only at The Nest overflow car park NR10 3AQ TG.208.140
Norfolk no sign of Lesser Grey Shrike NW of Norwich just NW of Norwich International Airport SE of A1270 /A140 junction south of westbound exit slip road by 8.30am. Park only at The Nest overflow car park NR10 3AQ TG.208.140
Norfolk Iceland Gull Cley flew west past Coastguards at 8.22am