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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 23rd June 2022

A Cuckoo, Barn Owl,  two Tawny Owls, Grasshopper Warbler and 3 Stonechats were the highlights today.

A good catch of moths included 17 Cinnabar, a Barred Red, Treble Brown-spot, Single Dotted Wave, 11 Common Footmen, Pine Beauty, Beautiful Hook-tip, 5 Small Elephant Hawk, 5 Bordered White, Miller, 3 Eyed Hawk, 2 Barred Yellow, Flame, 2 Uncertain, 3 Pine Hawks, Cream Bordered Green Pea, 2 Small Emerald, Mottled Beauty, 10 Haworth's Pug, 2 Rosy Footmen, Dwarf Cream Wave, 5 Sand Dart, 2 Barred Straw, Poplar Grey, Spectacle, Straw Dot, Pretty Chalk Carpet, 6 Mottled Rustic, Small Blood-vein, Swallow Prominent, 2 Riband Wave, 1 Brimstone, 3 Buff Ermine, Sharp-angled Peacock, Dog's Tooth, Privet Hawk, Brown-tail, V-Pug, Willow Beauty, Scarce Footman, Common Emerald, Large Yellow Underwing, Rustic, Dark Arches and Humming-bird Hawk Moth.

Painted Lady, Small Heath and Speckled Wood were among the butterflies recorded.

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Norfolk Spoonbill y'day Titchwell RSPB again
Norfolk GREAT REED WARBLER still Snettisham Coastal Park by main path 1ml NNE of Beach Road in reeds 80yds beyond kissing gate at 12.50pm TF.657.351
Norfolk Spoonbill Breydon Water at east end at Lumps at 12.45pm
Norfolk 6.BEE-EATERS still late morning 1/2ml SE of Trimingham in sand quarry at nest from RSPB viewpoint. Park only in designated field south of Gimingham Rd/ Mundesley Rd junction 7am-7pm. £5 cash charge TG.284.383 NR11 8DZ
Norfolk 2.Little Gulls (both 1s) Cley NWT still on Arnold's Marsh
Norfolk Wood Sand Titchwell RSPB on freshmarsh +Little Gull
Norfolk BEE-EATER flew over Sidestrand again 8.25am [heard only]
Norfolk 6.BEE-EATERS still 1/2ml SE of Trimingham in sand quarry at nest from RSPB viewpoint. Park only in designated field south of Gimingham Rd/ Mundesley Rd junction 7am-7pm. £5 cash charge TG.284.383 NR11 8DZ
Norfolk 2.BEE-EATERS flew west over Weybourne Camp at 8.55am
Norfolk 4.BEE-EATERS still 1/2ml SE of Trimingham in sand quarry at nest from RSPB viewpoint. Park only in designated field south of Gimingham Rd/ Mundesley Rd junction 7am-7pm. £5 cash charge TG.284.383 NR11 8DZ
Norfolk Spoonbill y'day Berney Marshes RSPB