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.


Further to the announcement of a Tier 4 (Stay at home) lockdown in Norfolk, the NOA has closed all hides on its nature reserves. While we would discourage anyone from travelling too far during this crucial time, our reserves themselves will remain open for local visitors and usual charges will apply for non-members. Please follow government advice, and respect social distancing at all times. We will restore access to our facilities as and when government restrictions permit.

We are very grateful for your understanding and support.

Wednesday 2nd December 2015

3 Shorelark were again at Thornham Point today, and a Slavonian Grebe was in Thornham Channel. A Greenshank was at Gore Point and a single Crossbill flew over east.

Norfolk News from Birdnet
> Norfolk Juvenile Pallid Harrier Snettisham RSPB S/of South Pits this a/noon showing well + Male Hen Harrier TF650328
> Norfolk Juvenile Pallid Harrier Snettisham RSPB SW/of South pits over saltmarsh TF650328
> Norfolk Juvenile Iceland Gull King's Lynn at Fisher Fleet by Cross Bank Road on mud at 15:30 PE30 2QA TF631204
> Norfolk Adult Black Brant Cley NWT at 14:00 E/of beach road NR25 7SA TG049441
> Norfolk 21 Taiga Bean Goose Cantley Marshes RSPB at 13:50 TG378039
> Norfolk Lapland Bunting Titchwell RSPB from Parrinder Hide this mrng PE31 8BB TF759436
> Norfolk 3 Shorelark Thornham Harbour on beach at harbour mouth + 20 Twite TF728441 TF728441
> Norfolk 4 Taiga Bean Goose Cantley Marshes RSPB + 15 Eurasian White-fronted Goose TG378039
> Norfolk 20 Taiga Bean Goose Buckenham Marshes RSPB this mrng from main track NR13 4HW TG351056
> Norfolk Slavonian Grebe Thornham in Thornham Channel this a/noon PE36 6NZ TF737438
> Norfolk Water Pipit Buckenham Marshes RSPB NR13 4HW TG351056
> Norfolk Velvet Scoter Titchwell RSPB offshore PE31 8BB TF759436
> Norfolk Short-eared Owl Winterton North Dunes NR29 4BQ TG496198