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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 Tuesday 21st June 2022

Three Cuckoos were around the Pines and the Obs this morning. The moth traps were disappointingly quiet,  species caught included Spectacled Moth, Yellowtail, Poplar Grey, Peach Blossom, Barred Yellow, Bright-line Brown-eye. A Hummingbird Hawkmoth was also recorded.

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Norfolk 7.BEE-EATERS still 1/2ml SE of Trimingham in sand quarry at nest from RSPB viewpoint at 2.48pm. Park only in designated field south of Gimingham Rd/ Mundesley Rd junction 7am-7pm. £5 cash charge TG.284.383 NR11 8DZ
Norfolk Spoonbill Cley NWT still
Norfolk Red-throated Diver Ormesby Little Broad still midday
Norfolk 4.Little Stints again Cley NWT on Pat's Pool at 9.30am +drk.Garganey
Norfolk 2+Spoonbills Hickling Broad NWT still at Brendan's Marsh in dead trees +2.Spotted Redshanks
Norfolk 5.BEE-EATERS still 1/2ml SE of Trimingham in sand quarry from RSPB viewpoint. Y'day 7.BEE-EATERS still. Park only in designated field south of Gimingham Rd/ Mundesley Rd junction 7am-7pm. £5 cash charge TG.284.383 NR11 8DZ
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 7.Turtle Doves y'day Snettisham RSPB
Norfolk 3+Spoonbills y'day Hickling Broad NWT still in dead trees
Norfolk 2.BEE-EATERS Weybourne Camp flew west over RAF buildings at 7am
Norfolk BEE-EATER flew west over Weybourne