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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 3rd June 2022

A Little Gull was on Rowan's pool during the afternoon and a Grasshopper Warbler was reeling in the dunes.

Moths caught today were 4 White Ermines, a Small Elephant Hawk, 3 Ferns, 2 Common Marbled Carpets, 2 Willow Beauties, 6 Cinnabars, a Brimstone, 4 Vine’s Rustics, 4 Mottled Rustics, a Cyclamen Tortrix, a Small Square Spot, Angle Shades, Pine Hawk, Privet Hawk, Setaceous Hebrew Character, Flame Shoulder, Lyme Grass, and a Rustic Shoulder-knot.

Brown Argus and Small Heath were also recorded.
 
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Norfolk Little Gull Hickling Broad NWT at Brendon's Marsh
Norfolk Spoonbill Welney WWT
Norfolk Little Gull 1s Salthouse still 1.53pm from Iron Road
Norfolk Garganey drk just east of Wells still midday at North Point Pools on east pool. Keep to public rights of way +don't enter from railway station TF.932.431
Norfolk 2.Caspian Gulls (both 1s) east of Weeting Heath NWT in pig field
Norfolk GREAT REED WARBLER singing still 1.15pm Snettisham Coastal Park by main path 1ml NNE of Beach Road 100yds north of kissing gate TF.657.351
Norfolk Garganey Welney WWT still
Norfolk Garganey drk Warham Greens on east side of path of car park
Norfolk Spoonbill Cley NWT on Pat's Pool from Bishop's Hide at 12.07pm
Norfolk 2.Little Gulls (both 1s) Salthouse from Iron Road
Norfolk BEE-EATER Hickling Broad NWT near visitor centre at c8.32am (heard only)
Norfolk Garganey drk Hickling Broad NWT still on Brendan's Marsh +8.Spoonbill Little Stint 3.Grey Plover Turnstone
Norfolk GREAT REED WARBLER singing still Snettisham Coastal Park by main path 1ml NNE of Beach Road 100yds north of kissing gate at 7.21am (+Spoonbill Little Gull still) TF.657.351
Norfolk Garganey drk just east of Wells still at North Point Pools on east pool at 6.59am. Keep to public rights of way +don't enter from railway station TF.932.431
Norfolk Glossy Ibis Hickling Broad NWT again on Brendan's Marsh at 6.06am