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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 Thursday 16th June 2022

Two Spoonbills flew west early morning, with another on the Broadwater most of the morning before heading off east. A vocal male Bearded Tit was in the reeds near the Broadwater trapping area and two Cuckoos were frequenting the area near the Obs.
Moths today included Buff Arches, Barred Yellow and Flame, Smokey and Shoulder-striped Wainscots. 
Buff Arches

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Norfolk Honey Buzzard Thornham flew over fields at 1.30pm
Norfolk 2.Spoonbills Cley NWT still. Little Stint from Bishop's Hide then flew east
Norfolk Wood Sand Cley NWT on Pat's Pool at 12.47pm
Norfolk Red-throated Diver Ormesby Little Broad again from viewing platform at 12.20pm
Norfolk Cattle Egret Cley NWT agaon Pat's Pool at 11am
Norfolk no sign of Marsh Warbler Beeston Common by small pond by 9am TG.165.425
Norfolk GREAT REED WARBLER singing still Snettisham Coastal Park by main path 1ml NNE of Beach Road north of kissing gate (+5.Spoonbills 3.Turtle Doves) TF.657.351
Norfolk no news on Marsh Warbler Beeston Common by small pond TG.165.425
Norfolk Glossy Ibis Hickling Broad NWT again 5.55am (+9.Spoonbills Spotted Redshank)
Norfolk Spoonbill y'day flew SE past Mundesley
Norfolk Little Gull y'day flew east past Sheringham