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.


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.

Thursday 6th July 2017

Another quiet day for birds, 2 Whimbrel were noted and a Gannet was passing offshore. 25 Black-tailed Godwits were out over the grazing marsh. A single adult Med Gull was also seen.

In the moth traps a Privet Hawk Moth, 3 Pine Hawk Moths, a Fen Wainscot and a Garden Tiger were highlights.

Norfolk News from RARE BIRD ALERT
For all this news, in the field as it happens, subscribe to Rare Bird Alert for as little as 14p per day
Norfolk c18.Little Gulls (all 1s) Salthouse still on pools east of Iron Road. 4.Spoonbills Cley NWT still
Norfolk c18.Little Gulls (all 1s) Salthouse still on pools east of Iron Road. 4.Spoonbills Cley NWT still
Norfolk 2.Wood Sands Potter Heigham Marshes still. Use c'pk at Lathams (£8.50 per day) +take path ENE for 1ml +view north from bank
Norfolk Wood Sand y'day Cley NWT
Norfolk Turtle Dove male singing Seething still
Norfolk 7.Spotted Redshanks Titchwell RSPB +2.Little Gulls +Spoonbill flew east
Norfolk released Corncrake male singing just east of North Elmham still by disused railway north of Eastgate Street at 6am (for 16th day) TF.993.206
Norfolk 4.Spotted Redshanks Breydon Water at east end +3.Little Gulls