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 – THURSDAY 5th NOVEMBER 2020

COVID-19 Restrictions on NOA Reserves Further to the announcement of a second lockdown in order to help stop the spread of the Coronavirus, the NOA must once again close all hides on its nature reserves from 5th November. While we would discourage anyone from travelling too far during this crucial time, our reserves themselves will remain open for local visitors and usual charges will apply for non-members. Please follow government advice, and respect social distancing at all times. We will restore access to our facilities as and when government restrictions permit. We are very grateful for your understanding and support.

Monday 22nd October 2018

Highlights were on the sea today with 34 Common Scoters, 2 Red-breasted Mergansers, 9 Red-throated Divers, a Manx Shearwater, 122 Gannets, 22 Great Crested Grebes, Arctic and Great Skua, 20 Guillemots, 2 Sandwich Terns and 19 Kittiwakes. Two Cetti's Warblers were trapped and a single Swallow, male Stonechat, Rock Pipit, 2 Redpolls, 3 Siskins and a Crossbill were also of note.

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 Shorelark Winterton North Beach
Norfolk Atlantic Canada Goose (nominate form canadensis) ad east of Weybourne again in field south of A149 at 10.35am with 1,000.Pink-footed Geese
Norfolk EASTERN STONECHAT sp (probably Stejneger's Stonechat) 1w.male still 3.02pm NE of Salthouse on fence at Gramborough Hill
Norfolk Hen Harrier male flew west past Stiffkey at 2.20pm
Norfolk Red-necked Grebe flew west past Weybourne Camp 7.50-9.50am
Norfolk Siberian Chiffchaff Winterton South Dunes still below Hermanus Restaurant +showing well
Norfolk Great White Egret Welney WWT still
Norfolk EASTERN STONECHAT sp (probably Stejneger's Stonechat) 1w.male still 12.10pm between Salthouse +Kelling Water Meadow north of A149 +300yds east of west end of Meadow Lane TG.084.437
Norfolk EASTERN STONECHAT sp (probably Stejneger's Stonechat) 1w.male still 11.30am between Salthouse +Kelling Water Meadow north of A149 +300yds east of west end of Meadow Lane TG.084.437
Norfolk Black Redstart fem/1w.male Holkham Freshmarsh still by digger from Joe Jordan Hide
Norfolk still no sign of 1w.Brown Shrike NW of Weybourne at Weybourne Camp on SE side of scrape by 11am. Park at north end of Beach Lane in beach car park then walk west for 1/2ml. Access £1 thru gate; don't climb over fence NR25 7AH
Norfolk Y-br.Wblr Holkham Pines still along main track c200yds east of west end late morning
Norfolk Weybourne: mobile phone lost y'day tel 01992-572050 if found
Norfolk EASTERN STONECHAT sp (probably Stejneger's Stonechat) 1w.male still between Salthouse +Kelling Water Meadow north of A149 +300yds east of west end of Meadow Lane at 9.20am TG.084.437
Norfolk no sign of Eastern Stonechat sp (probably Stejneger's Stonechat) between Salthouse +Kelling Water Meadow north of A149 by Meadow Lane by 9am TG.084.437
Norfolk Great White Egret Holkham Park at south end of lake
Norfolk no news on Eastern Stonechat sp (probably Stejneger's Stonechat) between Salthouse +Kelling Water Meadow north of A149 +300yds east of west end of Meadow Lane TG.084.437
Norfolk 1+Y-br.Wblr Winterton South Dunes still
Norfolk again no sign of 1w.Brown Shrike NW of Weybourne at Weybourne Camp on SE side of scrape by 8am. Park at north end of Beach Lane in beach car park then walk west for 1/2ml. Access £1 thru gate; don't climb over fence NR25 7AH
Norfolk no news on 1w.Brown Shrike NW of Weybourne at Weybourne Camp