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 Sunday 13th October 2019

Norfolk Black-throated Diver juv west past Cley this morning
Norfolk 2+Y-br.Wblrs Holkham west of Lady Anne's Drive at 2.32pm
Norfolk Grey Phal NW of Titchwell RSPB still 2.47pm at Thornham Point on pool SW of old watchtower
Norfolk Y-br.Wblr between West Runton +Sheringham
Norfolk Grey Phal NW of Titchwell RSPB still 1.36pm at Thornham Point on pool SW of old watchtower
Norfolk Great White Egret NE of Acle in field north of A1064 400yds NE of Acle Bridge at 12.50pm
Norfolk 2.Cattle Egrets Welney WWT still +Great White Egret. Reserve open 9.30am-5pm. Admission £8.90 for non-members PE14 9TN
Norfolk 2.Ring Ouzels Sheringham Cemetery still
Norfolk 2.Y-br.Wblrs 1ml east of Cley +just south of A149 at Walsey Hills NOA 150yds along public footpath at 11.45am +Siberian Chiffchaff briefly +Jack Snipe on Snipe's Marsh
Norfolk Great White Egret Buckenham Marshes RSPB viewed towards Cantley beet factory at 11am tho distant
Norfolk Ring Ouzel Waxham in bushes by boardwalk at midday. Firecrest 200yds south of boardwalk
Despite the rain and wind, highlights today included a major visible migration of finches and thrushes with 1,475 Siskins, 871 Chaffinches, 295 Redwings, 410 Starlings, 51 Song Thrushes, 60 Meadow and 2 Rock Pipits. Also of note were 4 Stonechats, a single Pintail, 5 Barnacle Geese on the grazing marsh and a Chiffchaff near the NWT access gate.

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 Y-br.Wblr Burnham Overy Dunes between boardwalk +creek beyond Gun Hill +5.Ring Ouzels
Norfolk Spoonbill 1ml ENE of Stiffkey still just north of A149 at Stiffkey Fen at 10.23am. Use A149 layby, walk east +take footpath north along west side of River Stiffkey TF.983.437
Norfolk Grey Phal NW of Titchwell RSPB again at Thornham Point on pool SW of old watchtower at 11.15am
Norfolk Great White Egret Cantley Marshes RSPB +4.ad.Russian White-fronted Geese
Norfolk 5.Y-br.Wblrs Holkham Pines. Y-br.Wblr Winterton below Hermanus +Ring Ouzel flew south thru valley
Norfolk 5.Y-br.Wblrs Holkham Pines. Y-br.Wblr Winterton below Hermanus +Ring Ouzel flew south thru valley
Norfolk Y-br.Wblr Wells Woods west of The Dell at 8.15am
Norfolk 3.Great White Egrets Holkham Freshmarsh still from Washington Hide +Ring Ouzel still
Norfolk 2.Y-br.Wblrs Great Yarmouth Cemetery in south section
Norfolk Ring Ouzel Holkham NNR in bushes at Washington Hide
Norfolk Ring Ouzel Warham Greens between Stiffkey Campsite +Whirligig
Norfolk 2.Great White Egrets Holkham Freshmarsh still from Washington Hide
Norfolk Little Gull Cley off coastguards at 9.15am
Norfolk Great White Egret just east of Wells still at North Point Pools by track north of A149 +1/3ml east of steam railway entrance at 8.40am +2.Spoonbills Jack Snipe. Keep to public rights of way +do not enter from railway station TF.932.431
Norfolk Y-br.Wblr Burnham Overy along track between A149 +dunes
Norfolk no sign of ad.drk.Hooded Merganser Titchwell RSPB by 7.24am