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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 7th June 2022

A Turtle Dove was seen briefly on wires on Broadwater Road. Three Common Terns flew east along the Broadwater and Cuckoo and Barn Owl were also present. A Cetti's Warbler, 5 chiffchaffs, 3 Blackcaps, 9 Whitethroats and 3 Lesser Whitethroats were counted together with a Stonechat.

In the moth traps a Fern, 5 Bordered Whites, Vine's Rustic, Narrrow-winged Pug, 5 Silver Ys, Small Dusty Wave, 7 Cinnabar, a Ringed China-mark, 3 Diamond-back, 2 White Ermine, Small Elephant and Poplar Hawk moths, Rosy Wave, Small Square-spot, Straw Dot, Shoulder-striped Wainscot, Sharp-angled Peaocock, Common Wainscot, Flame and Dog's Tooth. 

Brown Argus, Common Blue, Red Admiral, Speckled Wood and Painted Lady were noted at the reserve today, with Large Red, Azure and Blue-tailed Damselflies at the pond.

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Norfolk 6.Spoonbills Snettisham Coastal Park still at Ken Hill Marshes +2.Turtle Doves
Norfolk Red-backed Shrike fem Titchwell RSPB still 3.50pm at Tank Road
Norfolk GREAT REED WARBLER singing still 1.55pm Snettisham Coastal Park by main path 1ml NNE of Beach Road near kissing gate TF.657.351
Norfolk 7.Little Gulls still Titchwell RSPB on freshmarsh at 12.32pm
Norfolk 2.Spoonbills Titchwell RSPB still
Norfolk Red-throated Diver Ormesby Little Broad at 12.05pm
Norfolk GREAT REED WARBLER singing still 11.53am Snettisham Coastal Park by main path 1ml NNE of Beach Road near kissing gate TF.657.351
Norfolk Red-backed Shrike fem Titchwell RSPB still 11.35am at Tank Road from Patsy's Pool 1st viewing screen tho distant
Norfolk Red-backed Shrike fem Titchwell RSPB still 10.40am at Tank Road
Norfolk Red-backed Shrike fem Titchwell RSPB still 8.40am at Tank Road
Norfolk Red-backed Shrike fem Titchwell RSPB still at Tank Road
Norfolk GREAT REED WARBLER singing still Snettisham Coastal Park by main path 1ml NNE of Beach Road near kissing gate at 6.43am