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 – Tuesday 29th DECEMBER 2020

Further to the announcement of a Tier 4 (Stay at home) lockdown in Norfolk, the NOA has closed all hides on its nature reserves. 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.

Holme Bird Observatory Wednesday 1st July 2020

Bird sightings today included a Spoonbill and two Greenshanks on the Broadwater, a reeling Grasshopper Warbler near the NOA carpark and a Cuckoo in and around the pines.
The spells of sunshine during the day brought an increase in Butterfly activity, with Red Admirals particularly noticeable and a  Humming Bird Hawk-moth was feeding on the Viper's Bugloss near the Observatory building.
A noticeable increase in the number of moths in the traps today, which included Pine Hawk-moth, Dark/Grey Dagger, Dog's Tooth, Barred Yellow, Common Emerald and Lychnis.

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 28+Spoonbills 1ml ENE of Stiffkey just north of A149 at Stiffkey Fen +Great White Egret. Use A149 layby, walk east +take footpath north along west side of River Stiffkey TF.983.437
Norfolk Osprey Rockland Broad again 10.55am

Cuckoo in the pines this afternoon.
 
Lychnis


Dark/Grey Dagger

Barred Yellow