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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.
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NOA Team

Holme Bird Observatory Sunday 12th June 2022

 Another quiet day for birds at the observatory with 67 Sandwich Terns , 17 Little Terns and 2 Common Tern counted on a small sea watch. A Emperor Moth caterpillar was found crossing the path on East Bank. 

Not a massive haul of moths but quite a lot of variety of 40 species including Broad-barred White, Barred Yellow, Yellow Conch, Eyed Hawkmoth and Sand Dart.

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Norfolk 3.Turtle Doves again Snettisham Coastal Park by main path 1ml NNE of Beach Road north of kissing gate TF.657.351

Norfolk Turtle Dove still Snettisham Coastal Park by main path 1ml NNE of Beach Road north of kissing gate at 2pm TF.657.351

Norfolk Little Stint Cley NWT on Simmonds' Scrape from Dauke's Hide

Norfolk White Stork Hockwold Washes still 12.56pm from river bank at Lakenheath Fen RSPB

Norfolk 4.Spoonbills Titchwell RSPB on Thornham Marsh

Norfolk GREAT REED WARBLER singing still 1pm Snettisham Coastal Park by main path 1ml NNE of Beach Road north of kissing gate (+9.Spoonbills) TF.657.351

Norfolk Cattle Egret Burnham Norton

Norfolk Turtle Dove Titchwell RSPB again flew west over Patsy's Pool towards Tank Road at 11.25am

Norfolk 8.Spoonbills Snettisham Coastal Park still at Ken Hill Marshes

Norfolk Glossy Ibis Hickling Broad NWT still at 10.10am

Norfolk 13.Little Gulls Titchwell RSPB on freshmarsh from Parrinder Hide at 9.08am

Norfolk Spoonbill Titchwell RSPB still

Norfolk no sign of Spotted Sandpiper Titchwell RSPB on freshmarsh by 7.55am (+8.1s.Little Gulls still)

Norfolk GREAT REED WARBLER singing still Snettisham Coastal Park by main path 1ml NNE of Beach Road north of kissing gate at 7.06am TF.657.351