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.


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 15th November 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 Spotted Redshank y'day Welney WWT

Norfolk 4.Lapland Buntings Happisburgh still

Norfolk DESERT WHEATEAR ad.male still 12.18pm Salthouse at Gramborough Hill on north side. Follow COVID-19 guidelines TG.086.441

Norfolk Long-tailed Duck flew past Sheringham +Great Northern Diver

Norfolk Cattle Egret Welney WWT still +Great White Egret still

Norfolk 20+Twite Cley NWT on saltmarsh off West Bank

Norfolk DUSKY WARBLER Sheringham still at Beeston Common in willows opposite bench under oak at 11am

Norfolk Little Stint ad Snettisham RSPB still on The Wash at 10.57am

Norfolk Caspian Gull ad Salthouse by Beach Road this morning

Norfolk DESERT WHEATEAR ad.male still Salthouse at Gramborough Hill on shingle ridge mid morning +showing well. Follow COVID-19 guidelines TG.086.441

Norfolk Great Northern Diver ad flew west past Cley at c9.35am

Norfolk Great White Egret y'day Mundesley flew SE in morning

Norfolk Great Northern Diver juv Cley on sea off Beach Hotel 8.10am-c8.20am then flew west

Norfolk 5.Cattle Egrets y'day Welney WWT still