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 23rd December 2020

A first foggy and then foggy and wet day, which meant birding activities were largely curtailed. That said several thousand Pink-feet were visible, or at the very least audible, in the recording area. A Peregrine appeared briefly mid morning and some diligent searching revealed another roost site for the local Tawny Owl.


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 Black Brant ad Titchwell RSPB again on freshmarsh at c10.30am with Dark-bellied Brent Geese then flew off
Norfolk 2.Hawfinches Lynford Arboretum still in paddocks at c1pm
Norfolk Great White Egret Hingham still at Seamere Fen
Norfolk Lapland Bunting Weybourne Camp still
Norfolk Little Stint ad Snettisham RSPB still on The Wash
Norfolk Iceland Gull juv Winterton still on North Beach near sheds