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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:



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

NOA Team

Holme Bird Observatory Tuesday 31st May 2022

Moths caught today included 6 Small Elephant , Poplar and Pine Hawkmoths, 2 Lyme Grass, 2 Green Carpet and single Lime spec Pug, Purple Bar, Flame Wainscott, Knotgrass and Fern.

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Norfolk Garganey Welney WWT still
Norfolk Curlew Sand Cley NWT still 3.20pm on North Scrape
Norfolk Garganey drk just east of Wells at North Point Pools on east pool. Keep to public rights of way +don't enter from railway station TF.932.431
Norfolk 3.Turtle Doves Snettisham Coastal Park still at Ken Hill Marshes
Norfolk Spoonbill Welney WWT +Cattle Egret
Norfolk Red-throated Diver Filby Broad at 12.30pm
Norfolk Quail male singing y'day 3/4ml SSE of Sidestrand west of Top Road in evng TG.265.385
Norfolk 4.Little Gulls Titchwell RSPB still on freshmarsh
Norfolk Curlew Sand Cley NWT still from Teal Hide
Norfolk Osprey Horstead flew NW along River Bure over church at c9.39am
Norfolk GREAT REED WARBLER singing still Snettisham Coastal Park by main path 1ml NNE of Beach Road 100yds north of kissing gate (+2.Spoonbills 4.Little Gulls) TF.657.351
Norfolk Golden Oriole flew west over Sheringham at 7.55am
Norfolk 4.Turtle Doves y'day Snettisham Coastal Park still at Ken Hill Marshes