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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.
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NOA Team


Holme Bird Observatory Wednesday 25th May 2022

Two Common Cranes flew south west over the grazing marsh mid morning, and Great White Egret and two Spoonbill were also recorded during the day. 

Moths today included 13 White Ermine, 3 Buff Tip, 2 Treble lines, 2 Small Elephant Hawkmoths and single Pine Hawkmoth, Pebble Prominent, White Point, Sand Dart and Knot Grass.

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Norfolk GREAT REED WARBLER singing still 1.41pm Snettisham Coastal Park by main path 1ml NNE of Beach Road 100yds north of kissing gate TF.657.351
Norfolk Little Gull 1s Titchwell RSPB still on freshmarsh this morning +3.Spoonbills
Norfolk CASPIAN TERN ad Hickling Broad NWT still 10.45am 1/2ml ESE of car park at Brendan's Marsh TG.429.220
Norfolk no sign of ad.White-tailed Lapwing Hickling Broad NWT 1/2ml ESE of car park at Brendan's Marsh by mid morning TG.429.220
Norfolk 2.Common Cranes flew south past Snettisham Coastal Park over The Wash at 9.40am
Norfolk CASPIAN TERN ad Hickling Broad NWT still 9.30am 1/2ml ESE of car park at Brendan's Marsh TG.429.220
Norfolk 2.Common Cranes flew SW over Holme NOA mid morning
Norfolk GREAT REED WARBLER singing still Snettisham Coastal Park by main path 1ml NNE of Beach Road 200yds north of kissing gate TF.657.351
Norfolk Blue-headed Wagtail male y'day Hickling Broad NWT 1/2ml ESE of car park at Brendan's Marsh briefly TG.429.220
Norfolk Glossy Ibis 1ml ESE of Potter Heigham still at Potter Heigham Marshes
Norfolk CASPIAN TERN ad Hickling Broad NWT still 1/2ml ESE of car park at Brendan's Marsh at 7.30am TG.429.220
Norfolk Turtle Dove north of Hethersett at Little Melton on wires by Hethersett Lane between Braymeadow Lane +NCFC Lotus training centre at 6.50am
Norfolk Spoonbill Breydon Water flew to west end early morning
Norfolk Glossy Ibis Titchwell RSPB still on freshmarsh at 4.40am but no further sign by c5.45am (but 5.Little Gulls)