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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 Sunday 5th June 2022

A very poor day, but despite the deluge a Grasshopper Warbler was reeling in the dunes during the morning and a Little Tern flew along the Broadwater in the afternoon.

In the moth traps a modest catch consisted of 4 Ferns, a Common Marbled Carpet, 3 Flame Shoulders, 2 Cinnabars, a Shuttle-shaped Dart, 2 Dark Arches, 3 Hedge Tortrix, a Vine's Rustic, Bordered White, Large Yellow Underwing, Knot Grass, Marbled Minor sp, Mottled Rustic, White Ermine and Lime-speck Pug.

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Norfolk 4.Spoonbills Titchwell RSPB at 3.39pm: 2.on Thornham Marsh, 2.on tidal pool. 8.Little Gulls on freshmarsh
Norfolk Glossy Ibis 1ml ESE of Potter Heigham still at Potter Heigham Marshes in NE corner viewed from The Holt at 3.50pm
Norfolk 4.BEE-EATERS still 3.15pm Trimingham at top of Gimingham Road by Cairns Foundation campsite
Norfolk 3.BEE-EATERS still 2.54pm Trimingham at top of Gimingham Road by Cairns Foundation campsite
Norfolk 8.Spoonbills Hickling Broad NWT at Brendon's Marsh +Sandwich Tern briefly at 2pm
Norfolk 4.BEE-EATERS still 2.10pm Trimingham along Gimingham Road viewed from Green Gables camping ground
Norfolk 2.Spoonbills Snettisham RSPB +Turtle Dove still
Norfolk 4.BEE-EATERS still 1.08pm Trimingham along Gimingham Road viewed from Green Gables camping ground
Norfolk 2.BEE-EATERS again 12.49pm Trimingham along Gimingham Road at cTG.286.382
Norfolk 4.BEE-EATERS till midday Trimingham at Beacon Hill at top of Gimingham Road on wires by Cairns Foundation camp site then appeared to fly west TG.284.384
Norfolk 4.BEE-EATERS still 11.30am Trimingham at Beacon Hill at top of Gimingham Road on wires by Cairns Foundation camp site TG.284.384
Norfolk 8.Little Gulls Titchwell RSPB on freshmarsh
Norfolk 4.BEE-EATERS still 10.54am Trimingham at Beacon Hill at top of Gimingham Road on wires by Cairns Foundation camp site
Norfolk 3.BEE-EATERS Trimingham at top of Gimingham Road on wires by Cairns Foundation camp site at 10.43am
Norfolk 3.Spoonbills Titchwell RSPB still on Tidal Marsh at 9.51am
Norfolk 3.Spoonbills y'day Snettisham Coastal Park still at Ken Hill Marshes