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.

Monday 9th July 2018

Another significant catch of moths included a Beautiful Hook-tip and a Pretty Chalk Carpet with over 100 species caught.

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 Temminck's Stint still this a'noon Titchwell RSPB on freshmarsh (+7.Spotted Redshanks) TF.750.438 PE31 8BB
Norfolk Lesser Emperor dragonfly male still Filby Broad from boardwalk at 12.07pm then lost to view along reed edge cTG.462.135
Norfolk Cattle Egret still 1pm NE of Dickleburgh at Dickleburgh Moor east of Norwich Road but still no sign of Glossy Ibis [present c8.weeks] TM.171.834
Norfolk Honey Buzzard male flew north over Swanton Novers village at 11.30am but no sign since
Norfolk Cattle Egret still 11am NE of Dickleburgh at Dickleburgh Moor east of Norwich Road but no sign of Glossy Ibis TM.171.834
Norfolk Temminck's Stint Titchwell RSPB from Parrinder Hide TF.750.438 PE31 8BB
Norfolk Cattle Egret still NE of Dickleburgh at Dickleburgh Moor east of Norwich Road at 9.50am tho distant TM.171.834
Norfolk 2.Spoonbills y'day Cley NWT on Pat's Pool at 8.30pm