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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 Friday 17th June 2022

As predicted a rather hot day, though windier than expected. Bird wise things were quiet but at least one Bearded Tit remained along the Broadwater edge. The moth traps were productive though, with 56 species trapped. Highlights were Leopard Moth, Swallow-tailed Moth, Scalloped Oak, Brimstone Moth, Treble Brown Spot and five Hawkmoth species. 
Leopard Moth

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Norfolk Turtle Dove on Tuesday Foulsham still in garden
Norfolk 6.BEE-EATERS still mid a'noon 1/2ml SE of Trimingham at nest in quarry from RSPB viewpoint. Park only in designated field south of Gimingham Rd/ Mundesley Rd junction 7am-7pm. £5 charge. No access to quarry TG.284.383 NR11 8DZ
Norfolk 4.BEE-EATERS still 1.08pm 1/2ml SE of Trimingham at nest in sand quarry from RSPB viewpoint. Park only in designated field south of Gimingham Rd/ Mundesley Rd junction 7am-7pm. £5 charge. No access to quarry TG.284.383 NR11 8DZ
Norfolk 2.BEE-EATERS flew SE over Beeston Regis Common 12.55p
Norfolk 6.BEE-EATERS still 1/2ml SE of Trimingham at nest in sand quarry from RSPB viewpoint. Park only in designated field south of Gimingham Rd/ Mundesley Rd junction 7am-7pm. £5 charge. No access to quarry TG.284.383 NR11 8DZ
Norfolk 2.Little Stints (both ads) on Wednesday Cley NWT on Simmonds' Scrape
Norfolk 4.BEE-EATERS still 8.20am 1/2ml SE of Trimingham at nest in sand quarry from RSPB viewpoint. Park only in designated field south of Gimingham Rd/ Mundesley Rd junction 7am-7pm. £5 charge. No access to quarry TG.284.383 NR11 8DZ
Norfolk BEE-EATER flew east over Sidestrand again 7.51am
Norfolk 2.Quails (both males) singing SW of Sedgeford still in fields by Sedgeford Road at 6.30am TF.702.356
Norfolk Glossy Ibis Hickling Broad NWT still on Brendan's Marsh (+Little Gull still)
Norfolk 2.BEE-EATERS y'day flew west over Sidestrand at 7.53am
Norfolk 5.BEE-EATERS still 1/2ml SE of Trimingham at nest in sand quarry from RSPB viewpoint. Park only in designated field south of Gimingham Rd/ Mundesley Rd junction 7am-7pm. £5 charge. No access to quarry TG.284.383 NR11 8DZ