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 RESERVES TO RE-OPEN FROM MONDAY 13TH JULY 2020

We are delighted to announce that we will be welcoming visitors back to Holme Bird Observatory from Monday 13th July 2020, and we are very much looking forward to seeing you once again. Thank you to all our members and visitors for your patience and understanding during this difficult time. Please be aware that we are not yet able to restore full access.

Some restrictions must continue and these are as follows: Hempton Marsh and Walsey Hills reserves will be re-opening to visitors on 13th July, but hides on these reserves will remain closed. At Holme the following hides will remain closed for the time being: Redwell Marsh hide, Car Park hide, Sea-watching hide, Dell hide and Broadwater hide. The Bus-Stop, Dowson and Richardson hides will be accessible to one household at a time, and the viewing platform and seating area outside the cordon will be available as well, with social distancing in place. The Observatory building will also remain closed to visitors, but a member of staff will be able to come out to meet you. We do regret that for now visitors will not be able to empty moth traps with our staff, but we will retain specimens of special interest for visitors to view at a safe distance. We will continue to charge day permit fees.

We are very sorry not to offer a fuller visitor experience just yet, but these measures are for everyone's safety and we do appreciate your understanding. We will continue to review hide closures, and will post any changes on our website.

Sunday 6th December 2015

Three Shorelark were at Thornham Point once again, and on the NOA reserve a Cetti's Warbler was of note, as was a Peregrine flying over the pines heading west. A male Blackcap was in the scrub.

Norfolk News from Birdnet
> Norfolk Juvenile Pallid Harrier Snettisham RSPB mid a/noon at S/end over saltmarsh TF650328
> Norfolk Juvenile Pallid Harrier Snettisham RSPB at 10:10 showing well at S/end TF650328
> Norfolk 3 Shorelark Holme-next-the Sea by Thornham Harbour TF717450
> Norfolk 22 Taiga Bean Goose Buckenham Marshes RSPB at 13:45 NR13 4HW TG351056
> Norfolk Juvenile Iceland Gull NNW/of King's Lynn early a/noon just E/of River Great Ouse by Cross Bank Road at Fisher Fleet. PE30 2QA TF631204
> Norfolk Juvenile Iceland Gull Hemsby on the sea. NR29 4JG TG506172
> Norfolk Tundra Bean Goose Burnham Market at 15:00 off B1355 near Muckleton in beet field. + 2500 Pink-footed Goose
> Norfolk Juvenile Rough-legged Buzzard Choseley E/of Chalkpit Lane at 13:30 PE31 8PQ TF757420
> Norfolk Juvenile Rough-legged Buzzard S/of Titchwell RSPB near Radio Mast at midday PE31 8BB TF759436
> Norfolk Shorelark Thornham Harbour at 11:40 at Thornham Channel mouth TF728441 TF728441
> Norfolk No Sign of Rough-legged Buzzard Choseley PE31 8PQ TF757420