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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 Wednesday 1st June 2022

A smart male Yellow Wagtail, two Cuckoos and a reeling Grasshopper Warbler on the NWT reserve, were the bird highlights today and Privet and Poplar Hawkmoths were the more notable moths.

Reeling Grasshopper Warbler


Norfolk News from RARE BIRD ALERT
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Norfolk GREAT REED WARBLER singing still 3pm Snettisham Coastal Park by main path 1ml NNE of Beach Road 100yds north of kissing gate TF.657.351. Stay on footpath to view
Norfolk Garganey drk just east of Wells still 1.20pm at North Point Pools on east pool +showing well. Keep to public rights of way +don't enter from railway station TF.932.431
Norfolk no further sign of possbile Eastern Stonechat sp Horsey between The Nelson's Head +Winterton North Dunes by 1pm
Norfolk 3.Spoonbills Hickling Broad NWT on Rush Hill Scrape at 12.46pm from Weavers Way
Norfolk Red-throated Diver Filby Broad still
Norfolk 2.GREAT REED WARBLERS reported (1.singing) Snettisham Coastal Park by main path 1ml NNE of Beach Road 100yds north of kissing gate at 10.50am TF.657.351. Stay on footpath to view
Norfolk GREAT REED WARBLER singing still 10.50am Snettisham Coastal Park by main path 1ml NNE of Beach Road 100yds north of kissing gate (+Ring Ouzel reported in pines near car park) TF.657.351. Stay on footpath to view
Norfolk no sign of Glossy Ibis 1ml ESE of Potter Heigham at Potter Heigham Marshes (+2.Spoonbill Russian White-fronted Goose still)
Norfolk GREAT REED WARBLER singing still 10.39am Snettisham Coastal Park by main path 1ml NNE of Beach Road 100yds north of kissing gate TF.657.351. Stay on footpath to view
Norfolk possbile Eastern Stonechat sp Horsey on fence line behind dunes at 10.18am
Norfolk Wood Sand Cley NWT on Pat's Pool at 9.25am
Norfolk 2.Garganey (both drks) Hickling Broad NWT on Brendan's Marsh
Norfolk GREAT REED WARBLER singing still 7.36am Snettisham Coastal Park by main path 1ml NNE of Beach Road 100yds north of kissing gate TF.657.351. Stay on footpath to view
Norfolk GREAT REED WARBLER singing still Snettisham Coastal Park by main path 1ml NNE of Beach Road 100yds north of kissing gate at 7.04am TF.657.351
Norfolk Garganey drk just east of Wells still at North Point Pools on east pool +showing well at 6.26am. Keep to public rights of way +don't enter from railway station TF.932.431