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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 Monday 13th June 2022


Two good size Redshank chicks and a Lapwing chick were seen at Thornham. 

A good haul of hawk moths in the traps with 8 Small Elephants, 3 Eyed Hawkmoths and 3 Privet Hawkmoths!

Norfolk News from RARE BIRD ALERT

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Norfolk Little Gull 1s Cley NWT from Daukes' Hide at 12.38pm

Norfolk Quail male singing Cley still 12.47pm between NWT visitor centre +Old Woman's Lane by footbridge west of footpath

Norfolk Quail male singing Cley still midday at bottom of Old Woman's Lane

Norfolk GREAT REED WARBLER singing still 11.45am Snettisham Coastal Park by main path 1ml NNE of Beach Road north of kissing gate +showing well TF.657.351

Norfolk Quail male singing Cley between NWT visitor centre +Old Woman's Lane by footbridge west of footpath at 10.51am

Norfolk 6.Little Gulls Titchwell RSPB still at east end of Freshmarsh at 9.08am

Norfolk 9.Spoonbills Snettisham Coastal Park still at Ken Hill Marshes +3.Turtle Doves. Y'day 11.Spoonbills still

Norfolk 4.Spoonbills Titchwell RSPB again

Norfolk 2.Spoonbills Titchwell RSPB still at east end of freshmarsh at 7.42am

Norfolk GREAT REED WARBLER singing still 7.30am Snettisham Coastal Park by main path 1ml NNE of Beach Road north of kissing gate TF.657.351

Norfolk Glossy Ibis Hickling Broad NWT again on Brendan's Marsh at 7.05am (+2.Spoonbills)

Norfolk 7.Spoonbills y'day 1ml ENE of Stiffkey at Stiffkey Fen. Use A149 layby, walk east +take path north along west side of River Stiffkey TF.986.438

Norfolk GREAT REED WARBLER singing still Snettisham Coastal Park by main path 1ml NNE of Beach Road north of kissing gate at 6.34am +showing TF.657.351