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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 8th June 2022

Four Turtle Doves were seen briefly at Gore Point, a Spoonbill was on the Broadwater along with 15 Black-tailed Godwits and a Spotted Flycatcher was in the western edge of the pines.

Moths in the traps today included Ingrailed Clay, Pine Hawkmoth, Dog's Tooth, Pale Shouldered Brocade, Peach Blossom, Heart and Dart and Sand Dart. 

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Norfolk Pied Fly fem Blakeney Point in Plantation at 1.30pm
Norfolk SPOTTED SANDPIPER still 2.20pm Titchwell RSPB on freshmarsh from Parrinder Hide tho distant (+7.Little Gulls)
Norfolk 2.Little Gulls still Titchwell RSPB at 11.10am
Norfolk SPOTTED SANDPIPER still 12.44pm Titchwell RSPB on freshmarsh from Parrinder Hide tho distant (+6.Spoonbills)
Norfolk SPOTTED SANDPIPER still 12.09pm Titchwell RSPB on freshmarsh on bund near black pipe from footpath
Norfolk Marsh Warbler still 11.57am Kelling Water Meadow just north of pool at start of path to beach tho elusive
Norfolk SPOTTED SANDPIPER still 11.47am Titchwell RSPB on freshmarsh from Parrinder Hide
Norfolk SPOTTED SANDPIPER still 11.11am Titchwell RSPB on freshmarsh from Parrinder Hide
Norfolk SPOTTED SANDPIPER still 10.15am Titchwell RSPB on freshmarsh
Norfolk Marsh Warbler singing still 9.54am Kelling Water Meadow just north of pool at start of path to beach
Norfolk Marsh Warbler singing Kelling Water Meadow just north of pool at start of path to beach at 9.20am +showing well
Norfolk repeat: SPOTTED SANDPIPER Titchwell RSPB on freshmarsh on bund at 9.22am tho mobile
Norfolk SPOTTED SANDPIPER Titchwell RSPB