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.

Holme BIrd Observatory Thursday 16th May 2019

An early morning visit to Redwell Marsh produced a rather smart Summer plumaged Curlew Sandpiper along side an equally smart Wood Sandpiper ! A Common Sandpiper was on the Broadwater and at Walsey Hills four Spoonbills flew over east mid morning.

Curlew Sandpiper- Redwell Marsh, Ray Roche

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 mid a'noon Cley NWT on North Scrape
Norfolk 5.Temminck's Stints still 1.15pm Cley NWT on Simmonds' Scrape from Daukes' Hide (+Little Stint still)
Norfolk Osprey Earsham GP at 1pm
Norfolk Ring Ouzel Kelling Water Meadow this morning
Norfolk 4.Temminck's Stints still midday Cley NWT on Simmonds' Scrape from Daukes' Hide (+Little Stint)
Norfolk Wood Sand y'day Hickling Broad NWT
Norfolk Wood Sand just east of Wells still 9.45am on scrape from track north of A149 at steam railway entrance. Keep to public rights of way TF.932.431
Norfolk 2.Wood Sands just east of Wells still on scrape from track north of A149 at steam railway entrance at 8.22am. Keep to public rights of way TF.932.431
Norfolk 6.Dotterel (4.fems) still 1.5mls south of Titchwell SE of Choseley drying barns in ploughed field west of Chalkpit Lane at 8.53am TF.763.414
Norfolk 1+Dotterel still 1.5mls south of Titchwell SE of Choseley drying barns in field west of Chalkpit Lane at 8.09am TF.763.414
Norfolk 2.Little Gulls Titchwell RSPB on freshmarsh. pale-bellied Brent Goose Thornham Channel
Norfolk 2.Little Gulls Titchwell RSPB on freshmarsh. pale-bellied Brent Goose Thornham Channel
Norfolk 6.Temminck's Stints still Cley NWT on Simmonds' Scrape from Daukes' Hide (Little Stint Arnold's Marsh)
Norfolk Spoonbill Titchwell RSPB still on tidal pool at 7.37am. 1s.Little Gull still on freshmarsh
Norfolk 5.Temminck's Stints still Cley NWT on Simmonds' Scrape from Daukes' Hide at 7.28am (+4.Spoonbills)