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.

Saturday 9th December 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 Waxwing again Ashill on crab apple in garden at 2.15pm
Norfolk Glaucous Gull juv Walcott on seafront at 2.45pm
Norfolk 15.Parrot Crossbills still 2.35pm north of Santon Downham at Santon Warren north of railway near level crossing then flew south
Norfolk 10.Parrot Crossbills still 2.30pm north of Santon Downham at Santon Warren north of railway near level crossing
Norfolk 17.Taiga Bean Geese Cantley Marshes RSPB still NR13 3RX
Norfolk Glaucous Gull juv Mundesley still on beach early a'noon +showing well
Norfolk 22.Parrot Crossbills still north of Santon Downham at Santon Warren in trees near road bridge at 11.40am
Norfolk 22.Twite still Thornham Harbour late morning
Norfolk Hen Harrier ringtail Titchwell RSPB on Thornham Marsh
Norfolk Little Auk Hunstanton on sea off Alive Oasis Centre at 9.30am then flew south
Norfolk Short-eared Owl Titchwell RSPB on Thornham Marsh