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.

Holme Bird Observatory Tuesday 6th August 2019

Three Spoonbills over early morning were followed by sightings of three Common and three Green Sandpipers on the Broadwater, along with a single Greenshank.

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 Great White Egret flew west past Weybourne Camp 5.40-8.10am +2.Spoonbills flew east then inland
Norfolk Pec Sand ad still early a'noon Cley NWT on Simmonds' Scrape from Daukes' Hide (+16.Wood Sands)
Norfolk WHITE-RUMPED SANDPIPER ad still midday Snettisham RSPB in roost from Shore Hide (+4.ad.Curlew Sands 15+Spotted Redshanks)
Norfolk WHITE-RUMPED SANDPIPER ad still Snettisham RSPB in roost
Norfolk Great White Egret Salthouse at Gramborough Hill in ditch in grazing meadow briefly mid morning then flew west
Norfolk Great White Egret Cley NWT flew west over Billy's Wash at c9.45am
Norfolk Pec Sand ad still mid morning Cley NWT on Simmonds' Scrape from Daukes' Hide
Norfolk Great White Egret Cley NWT on Arnold's Marsh at 9.04am
Norfolk Pec Sand ad still Cley NWT on Pat's Pool at 6.30am
Norfolk Curlew Sand Titchwell RSPB still on freshmarsh +5.Wood Sands. 6.Spoonbills on beach