Holme Bird Observatory (Header)

This is a polite reminder to all our members that our subscription rates have increased from 1st January. If you pay by standing order and have not yet done so, please amend your standing order to the new rate. More details can be found here. We are small charity reliant on the generosity of our supporters through membership subscriptions and donations. Why not become a member. For a minimum of £25 you can get all the benefits of being a member of the NOA. Just click the button on the right below. Or, if you would like to support us with a donation, it is very easy to do through our portal at VirginMoneyGiving. Just click the button on the right to go to our dedicated page. Thank you.

CORONAVIRUS UPDATE – NOA HIDES RE-OPENING FROM MONDAY 14TH SEPTEMBER 2020

The NOA is opening hides on all reserves to members again from 14th September 2020. There are still some restrictions and please be aware that these are: Face coverings will be required in all NOA hides until further notice, unless you are exempt for wearing them. Only 2 people from different households may use any hide at one time. A single household of more than two people is permitted, provided no-one else is using it. We are still not able to admit visitors inside the Observatory centre at present. We regret the inconvenience to all our members and visitors caused by the loss of use of these facilities during the first five months of the COVID-19 outbreak. Please be considerate of the restrictions we have put in place, allowing us to restore access as safely as possible. Thank you for your understanding.

Friday 13th November 2015

With wind speeds in excess of 35mph at times unsurprisingly birds generally were thin on the ground, with the only notable sighting being a Greenshank at Gore Point early morning.
 
Norfolk News from Birdnet
> Norfolk Hoopoe NE/of Spixworth at Crostwick near AGF Barns (for 4th day) NR12 7BB
> Norfolk Immature Glossy Ibis Felbrigg Hall NT at dusk in rough grazing field below dam then flew to lake NR11 8PR
> Norfolk Probable Grey Phalarope W/past West Runton at 13:32
> Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard 1/2ml S/of Choseley Drying Barns in fields S/of right hand bend in road at 13:30 PE31 8PQ TF757420
> Norfolk Adult Black Brant Cley NWT this mrng in Eye Field with Dark-bellied Brent Geese NR25 7SA TG049441
> Norfolk Juvenile Rough-legged Buzzard Titchwell RSPB W/of main path PE31 8BB TF759436
> Norfolk Great Grey Shrike Breydon Water flew S/past breydon Bridge & landed in trees near rugby club then continued S/ NR31 9QB TG464048
> Norfolk Jack Snipe Felbrigg Hall NT NR11 8PR
> Norfolk Ringtail Hen Harrier Titchwell RSPB in roost this evng PE31 8BB TF759436
> Norfolk Short-eared Owl 1/2ml W/of Morston Quay at 15:45 NR25 7DJ TG011444
> Norfolk Jack Snipe Titchwell RSPB PE31 8BB TF759436
> Norfolk 2 Jack Snipe Strumpshaw Fen RSPB from Fen Hide at 15:15 NR13 4HS TG341066
> Norfolk 13 Bewick's Swan Breydon Water early a/noon at E/end NR31 9QB TG464048
> Norfolk Short-eared Owl Burnham Market over fields beyond sharp bend by A149 + 2 Purple Sandpiper Sheringham 100yds E/of Funky Mackerel Cafe on rocks
> Norfolk 3 Spotted Redshank Titchwell RSPB on freshmarsh + Water Pipit PE31 8BB TF759436
> Norfolk Water Pipit Felbrigg Hall NT flew to edge of lake near boathouse NR11 8PR