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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.
Thank you for your support

NOA Team

Holme Bird Observatory Thursday 9th June 2022

Moths today including Small Elephant, Polar, Pine and Privet Hawkmoths, Sharp-angled Peacock, Common Emerald, Small Waved Umber and Pretty Chalk Carpet.

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Norfolk 6.Spoonbills Titchwell RSPB still +Little Gull
Norfolk possible Black Kite North Lopham flew west over Garboldisham at 1.44pm
Norfolk Honey Buzzard male flew south over Strumpshaw Fen RSPB at 1.46pm
Norfolk Garganey Welney WWT
Norfolk Turtle Dove flew east over Sidestrand
Norfolk 2.Spoonbills Welney WWT from Friends Hide at 11.31am
Norfolk SPOTTED SANDPIPER still 1.07pm Titchwell RSPB on freshmarsh from footpath +showing well
Norfolk GREAT REED WARBLER singing still Snettisham Coastal Park by main path 1ml NNE of Beach Road near kissing gate at 12.35pm TF.657.351
Norfolk SPOTTED SANDPIPER still 12.25pm Titchwell RSPB on freshmarsh on bund from footpath
Norfolk SPOTTED SANDPIPER still 11.36am Titchwell RSPB on freshmarsh on bund from footpath
Norfolk SPOTTED SANDPIPER still 9.20am Titchwell RSPB on freshmarsh on bund from Parrinder Hide
Norfolk Little Gull Salthouse by Iron Road
Norfolk no sign of Cattle Egret Cley NWT in Eye Field at 9am
Norfolk Cattle Egret Cley NWT with cattle in Eye Field at 8.30am
Norfolk no sign of any Marsh Warblers Kelling Water Meadow by 8.30am
Norfolk 10.Little Gulls y'day Titchwell RSPB in evn
Norfolk Cattle Egret y'day Titchwell RSPB
Norfolk SPOTTED SANDPIPER still Titchwell RSPB on freshmarsh on bund from Parrinder Hide at 5.50am