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.

Sunday 5th November 2017

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 Grey Phal till c11.20am Cley NWT on Simmonds' Scrape then flew east
Norfolk probable Black-throated Diver Winterton offshore
Norfolk Black Brant ad Cley NWT still 11am just south of beach car park in Eye Field with .Dark-bellied Brent Geese
Norfolk Grey Phal Cley NWT on Simmonds' Scrape late morning
Norfolk Little Auk flew west past Sheringham at 10.40am
Norfolk 4.Shorelarks still 10.50am Salthouse at north end of Iron Road then flew west +landed by Sea Pool
Norfolk WHITE-BILLED DIVER flew east past Sheringham +appeared to land off Cromer at 10.30am
Norfolk 9.Snow Buntings Winterton
Norfolk 4.Mealy Redpolls 1ml east of Cley at Walsey Hills NOA
Norfolk Lapland Bunting Cley NWT by visitor centre
Norfolk 4.Shorelarks Salthouse at north end of Iron Road at 10.35am
Norfolk 2+Hawfinches East Wretham Heath in hornbeams (for 2nd day)
Norfolk Black Brant ad Cley NWT still just west of West Bank at 10.10am with Dark-bellied Brent Geese
Norfolk Water Pipit Halvergate Marshes early morning +Short-eared Owl
Norfolk Little Auk flew north past Walcott at 9.40am (+probable Great Northern Diver flew south)
Norfolk 2.Little Stints Cley NWT still on Simmonds' Scrape
Norfolk 2.Cattle Egrets still just east of Stiffkey in flooded cattle field south of A149 at 9am
Norfolk Caspian Gull 1w Cromer still just east of pier at 8.30am
Norfolk 2.Hawfinches flew NW over Whitlingham Ctry Park 7.03-7.10am
Norfolk 5.Velvet Scoters Cley on sea
Norfolk Little Auk flew west past Cley at 8.17am
Norfolk Lapland Bunting flew west over Titchwell RSPB
Norfolk Dotterel still Titchwell RSPB on freshmarsh (+Purple Sand