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.

Thursday 5th April 2018

A male Black Redstart was present on the east bank during the morning, making its way westwards. At least 2 Swallows also passed through west, and 4 Chiffchaffs were counted. Two Ring Ouzels were reported in the dunes, 12 Eider were offshore, a Peregrine was busy hunting during the morning and 2 Cetti's Warblers were at the village hides.

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 Spoonbill Cley NWT still from Babcock Hide at 3.06pm
Norfolk Great White Egret Burnham Norton on marshes at 1pm +Water Pipit
Norfolk Black Redstart fem/1w.male Cley NWT still 1.35pm behind visitor centre
Norfolk Glaucous Gull juv flew west past Weybourne this morning +imm.Iceland Gull flew west
Norfolk Short-eared Owl Beeston Common flew south past pond
Norfolk Black Redstart Cley NWT at visitor centre
Norfolk 2+COUES'S ARCTIC REDPOLLS still 1/3ml SSE of Felthorpe +SW of church in field east of Brand's Lane (+Mealy Redpoll) TG.167.170 NR10 4DZ
Norfolk Black Redstart Heacham North Beach midway to Hunstanton by pink chalet.42
Norfolk 3.Long-tailed Ducks Titchwell RSPB offshore
Norfolk Hooded Crow Choseley still near pig farm west of drying barns
Norfolk Glaucous Gull juv Salthouse just east of Beach Road
Norfolk Redstart male between Hunstanton +Heacham by chalets cTF.666.384
Norfolk 2.Ring Ouzels Snettisham Coastal Park at 8.30am
Norfolk COUES'S ARCTIC REDPOLL still 1/3ml SSE of Felthorpe +SW of church in field east of Brand's Lane TG.167.170 NR10 4DZ
Norfolk Ring Ouzel Choseley in hedge c300yds north of drying barns
Norfolk Ring Ouzel Choseley in hedge c300yds north of drying barns