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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 2nd June 2022

The highlight today was undoubtedly the small flock of four Bee-eaters that appeared calling over the pines adjacent to the Observatory building. Nice views were obtained by the lucky few present, before the birds heading off east towards Thornham. A Spoonbill was on the Broadwater in front of the car park hide early afternoon.

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Norfolk Garganey drk just east of Wells still at North Point Pools on east pool at 3.26pm. Keep to public rights of way +don't enter from railway station TF.932.431
Norfolk 4.Spoonbills Cley NWT +Spotted Redshank
Norfolk Spoonbill Snettisham RSPB on mudflats at 1.13pm
Norfolk GREAT REED WARBLER singing still 12.43pm Snettisham Coastal Park by main path 1ml NNE of Beach Road 100yds north of kissing gate +showing well TF.657.351
Norfolk GREAT REED WARBLER singing still midday Snettisham Coastal Park by main path 1ml NNE of Beach Road by kissing gate TF.657.351
Norfolk 7.Spoonbills Hickling Broad NWT at 11.37am
Norfolk Turtle Dove male singing Great Moulton at Downsland Park at 11am
Norfolk 7+Cattle Egrets Burnham Overy Dunes with cattle at 10.05am
Norfolk 4.BEE-EATERS flew east over Titchwell at 10.42am
Norfolk 4.BEE-EATERS flew east over Holme at 10.30am
Norfolk 4.Spoonbills Hickling Broad NWT at Brendon's Marsh in dead trees from path to Stubb Mill at 10.33am
Norfolk 4.BEE-EATERS flew east over Heacham at 10.15am
Norfolk GREAT REED WARBLER singing still 10.10am Snettisham Coastal Park by main path 1ml NNE of Beach Road by kissing gate (+3.Turtle Doves) TF.657.351
Norfolk Garganey Welney WWT still
Norfolk GREAT REED WARBLER singing still Snettisham Coastal Park by main path 1ml NNE of Beach Road 100yds north of kissing gate at 6.48am TF.657.351
Norfolk Quail singing Weeting Heath NWT north of road at 5.30am