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 16th February 2020

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 12.Hawfinches Lynford Arboretum still 3.46pm in paddocks. From car park walk south for 1/3ml TL.820.937
Norfolk 37.Hawfinches Lynford Arboretum in paddocks this morning. From car park walk south for 1/3ml TL.820.937
Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard juv NW of Wells still north of road 1/2ml west of Wells Quay in field viewed from gate east of old railway bridge at 3pm. Do not block gate TF.911.441
Norfolk Great White Egret just east of Wells at North Point Pools by track north of A149 +1/3ml east of steam railway entrance at 2.35pm. Keep to public rights of way +do not enter from railway station TF.932.431
Norfolk Slav Grebe Titchwell RSPB on Patsy's Pool still this a'noon
Norfolk 6.Bewick's Swans Ludham Airfield still by Fritton Road
Norfolk 13.Common Cranes between Acle Bridge +Billockby still in stubble field from barn TG.420.124
Norfolk 2.Cattle Egrets Potter Heigham still in cattle field west of Herbert Woods boatyard viewed from gate at end of footpath
Norfolk Short-eared Owl Snettisham RSPB still 11.10am
Norfolk BLUE-HEADED EASTERN YELLOW WAGTAIL (nominate form tschutschensis) 1w.male 1ml north of Sedgeford still 10.51am by Ringstead Road 1/3ml NE of Shaw Farm on dung heaps PE36 5NH TF.714.380
Norfolk Caspian Gull 1w Sheringham still on beach by west slipway at 8.45am. 2.Purple Sands on rocks at east end of Esplanade at high tide
Norfolk Slav Grebe Titchwell RSPB on Patsy's Pool
Norfolk 30+Snow Buntings Winterton still on North Beach
Norfolk BLUE-HEADED EASTERN YELLOW WAGTAIL (nominate form tschutschensis) 1w.male 1ml north of Sedgeford still by Ringstead Road 1/3ml NE of Shaw Farm on dung heaps PE36 5NH