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*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:



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Holme Bird Observatory Tuesday 14th June 2022

A great mornings ringing which was a bit of a baby bonanza with juvenile Chiffchaff, Whitethroat and Lesser Whitethroat (pictured below). 33 new birds were caught of 11 species.

A Spoonbill was seen flying east over Thornham Harbour early morning. Somehow a Hummingbird Hawk Moth got in the Obs building! Lots of variety in the moth traps with over 40 species recorded including Common Emerald, Cream bordered green pea, Barred Yellow, Broad barred White but the most common was Cinnabar moths with 24 caught.

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Norfolk reported Marmora's Warbler possible Salthouse is a Dartford Warbler

Norfolk possible Marmora's Warbler reported Salthouse

Norfolk BEE-EATER Sheringham flew over garden (probably west) at 12.58pm (heard only)

Norfolk GREAT REED WARBLER singing still 11.18am Snettisham Coastal Park by main path 1ml NNE of Beach Road north of kissing gate TF.657.351

Norfolk Spoonbill Welney WWT still from Friends Hide

Norfolk 8.Spoonbills Snettisham Coastal Park still at Ken Hill Marshes +Turtle Dove

Norfolk still no further sign of ad.male.Red-backed Shrike Kelling Heath north of car park by 10am

Norfolk 4.Spoonbills Titchwell RSPB still +4.Little Gulls still

Norfolk GREAT REED WARBLER singing still Snettisham Coastal Park by main path 1ml NNE of Beach Road north of kissing gate at 9am TF.657.351

Norfolk 2.BEE EATERS Cromer flew west offshore over promenade at 7.54am

Norfolk Glossy Ibis Hickling Broad NWT still on Brendan's Marsh at 7.30am (+8.Spoonbills)