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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 Monday 20th June 2022

A Green Sandpiper was near the village hides, and a Med Gull, 2 Cuckoos, Barn and Tawny Owls, a Jay, 16 Swallows and 10 House Martins, 9 Chiffchaffs, 4 Blackcaps, 3 Lesser Whitethroats, 4 Whitethroats, a Grasshopper Warbler, 5 Sedge and 2 Reed Warblers, 3 Stonechats, 2 Bullfinches and 3 Reed Buntings were noted.

In the moth traps Common Marbled Carpet, 2 Riband Wave, 3 Bordered White, a Pine Hawk, Humming-bird Hawk, 2 Small Elephant Hawk, 2 Cinnabar, Mottled Beauty, Small Blood Vein, Barred Straw, Fern, Haworth's Pug, Willow Beauty, 3 Sand Darts, Dwarf Cream Wave, Buff Tip, Flame and Mottled Rustic were among the species caught. 

Butterflies included 6 Ringlet, 10 Painted Lady, 7 Red Admiral, 18 Meadow Brown, 3 Large White, 7 Small Tortoiseshell, 3 Common Blue, 3 Speckled Wood and a Small Skipper.

Large Red, Azure and Blue-tailed Damselflies were around the pond.

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Norfolk GREAT REED WARBLER singing still 3.12pm Snettisham Coastal Park by main path 1ml NNE of Beach Road by kissing gate TF.657.351
Norfolk Glossy Ibis Hickling Broad NWT again on Brendan's Marsh at 11am then flew east
Norfolk GREAT REED WARBLER singing still 12.48pm Snettisham Coastal Park by main path 1ml NNE of Beach Road by kissing gate TF.657.351
Norfolk Spoonbill just east of Wells at North Point Pools. Keep to public rights of way +don't enter from railway station TF.932.431
Norfolk 2.Spoonbills 1ml ESE of Potter Heigham at Potter Heigham Marshes
Norfolk 2.Sooty S'waters Cley flew west past beach car park
Norfolk Caspian Gull 2s y'day Cromer on beach
Norfolk 6.BEE-EATERS still 1/2ml SE of Trimingham in sand quarry at nest from RSPB viewpoint at 7.38am. Park only in designated field south of Gimingham Rd/ Mundesley Rd junction 7am-7pm. £5 cash charge TG.284.383 NR11 8DZ
Norfolk 4.Little Stints reported y'day Cley NWT on Pat's Pool
Norfolk Turtle Dove y'day Snettisham at Ken Hill Marshes still
Norfolk Honey Buzzard y'day flew over Cley
Norfolk GREAT REED WARBLER singing still Snettisham Coastal Park by main path 1ml NNE of Beach Road by kissing gate at 4.51am (+Spoonbill flew north)
Norfolk Little Gull Cley NWT