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 21st June 2018

A strong north breeze produced 7 Fulmars, 13 Gannets, 23 Sandwich Terns, 3 Common Terns, 4 Little Terns and 4 Kittiwakes passing offshore.

An impressive catch of moths consisted of 61 species including Rosy Wave, Shore Wainscot, Haworth's Pug, Ingrailed Clay, Spectacle, Fern and 26 Middle-barred Minors. A Brown Argus, Small Heath and Speckled Wood were among the butterflies recorded, with Four-spotted Chaser, Blue-tailed Damselfly and Common Darter also noted.

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 2.Little Terns Hickling Broad NWT on Rush Hill Scrape at 2pm +1s.Little Gull
Norfolk Pied Crow Cromer still 12.15pm at seafront by No.1 Fish Bar
Norfolk Pied Crow Cromer still midday at seafront west of pier
Norfolk Pied Crow Cromer still 10.15am flew past Blue Sky Cafe
Norfolk Pied Crow Cromer still 10.15am flew past Blue Sky Cafe towards East Runton
Norfolk 3.Spotted Redshanks Titchwell RSPB
Norfolk 14.Little Gulls Titchwell RSPB on freshmarsh
Norfolk Pied Crow Cromer still flew west by Cliftonville Hotel