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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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NOA Team

Holme Bird observatory Wednesday 15th June 2022

Birds today were thin on the ground with a showy Cuckoo, that kept flying backwards and forwards in front of the obs, and a flock of ten Black-tailed Godwits, the more noteworthy. 
Moths included Peppered Moth, Lychnis, Mottled Beauty, Buff Ermine, Heart and Club and Dark Arches.

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Norfolk 5.Spoonbills on Monday Burnham Overy on marsh in a'noon
Norfolk Ring Ouzel ad.male Burnham Overy Dunes at east end
Norfolk Spoonbill Hickling Broad NWT still
Norfolk 12.Spoonbills 1ml ENE of Stiffkey at Stiffkey Fen at 10am. Use A149 layby, walk east +take path north along west side of River Stiffkey TF.986.438
Norfolk Turtle Dove Snettisham RSPB
Norfolk 4.Spoonbills y'day Cley NWT
Norfolk BEE-EATER Binham over priory at 5.05am then flew south