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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:



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Holme Bird Observatory Saturday 11th June 2022

 A very windy day with birds staying relatively hidden. A Cuckoo was calling for most of the morning. Two Little Terns flew over Broadwater and a family of newly fledged Wrens were observed in the dunes. 

The moth traps were a little busier than the previous night including Green Silver-lines, two Privet Hawk Moths and two Sand Darts.

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Norfolk SPOTTED SANDPIPER ad still 2.28pm Titchwell RSPB on freshmarsh (+1s.Little Gull)

Norfolk 3.Spoonbills Welney WWT

Norfolk Glossy Ibis Hickling Broad NWT again on Brendan's Marsh early a'noon

Norfolk 13.Spoonbills Snettisham Coastal Park at Ken Hill Marshes

Norfolk SPOTTED SANDPIPER ad still 11.24am Titchwell RSPB on freshmarsh tho mobile

Norfolk 2.Turtle Doves Hardingham at Hardingham Hall Farms on wires by footpath

Norfolk Turtle Dove Titchwell RSPB flew west over Patsy's Pool to elders by Tank Road at 10.48am. 3.Spoonbills Thornham Marsh

Norfolk SPOTTED SANDPIPER ad still mid morning Titchwell RSPB on freshmarsh (+8.1s.Little Gulls Spoonbill)

Norfolk GREAT REED WARBLER singing still Snettisham Coastal Park by main path 1ml NNE of Beach Road near kissing gate at 8.30am TF.657.351

Norfolk 2.Little Gulls Titchwell RSPB still on freshmarsh

Norfolk BEE-EATER Upper Sheringham over ridge +probably flew west [heard only]

Norfolk SPOTTED SANDPIPER ad still 8.38am Titchwell RSPB on freshmarsh

Norfolk probable Black Redstart Norwich at London Street at 7.05am

Norfolk SPOTTED SANDPIPER ad still Titchwell RSPB on freshmarsh