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*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 6th June 2022


                                                                    Scorched Wing

Two Cuckoos and a Barn Owl were noted and a Wheatear was along Thornham bank in fields just to the south. 

A good catch of moths included Pretty Chalk Carpet, Willow Beauty, Waved Umber, Fern, Common Marbled Carpet, 14 Silver Y, 15 Bordered White, 8 Cinnabar, Small Elephant and Privet Hawk Moth, 3 White Ermine, 4 Lyme Grass, 2 Common Swift, Sand Dart, 2 Peppered Moths, Scorched Wing, Straw Dot, Pale Prominent, Common Pug, Dotted Fanfoot, Brown Rustic, Lime-speck Pug, Flame, Purple Bar, Sharp-angled Peacock, 2 Setaceous Hebrew Character, Angle Shades, 2 Small Square Spot, Flame Shoulder, Striped Wainscot, rosy Wave, Flame Wainscot, Smoky Wainscot and Mottled Rustic.

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Norfolk Glossy Ibis 1ml ESE of Potter Heigham still at Potter Heigham Marshes tho distant
Norfolk no further sign of Red-necked Phal Welney WWT by early a'noon
Norfolk SUBALPINE WARBLER sp fem still 12.58pm Blakeney Point east of plantation in tamarisks
Norfolk Red-necked Phal Welney WWT on Main Lagoon at 11.50am
Norfolk Purple Heron 1ml ESE of Potter Heigham flew north over Potter Heigham Marshes at 10.50am +landed at northern end of Heigham Sound
Norfolk SUBALPINE WARBLER sp fem again 11.06am Blakeney Point in plantation
Norfolk no further sign of SUBALPINE WARBLER sp fem Blakeney Point by 11am
Norfolk probable Western Subalpine Warbler fem still Blakeney Point tho mobile +calling
Norfolk SUBALPINE WARBLER sp fem still Blakeney Point east of Plantation in tamarisks at 9.20am tho elusive