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.

COVID-19 Update Monday 12th April 2021

Further to the lifting of restrictions on Monday 12th April 2021 the NOA reserves and car parks remain open to visitors but hides remain closed. We are hoping to be able to open hides to visitors on Monday 17th May 2021 in line with expected changes to government restrictions, and will post further updates on this page prior to the changes commencing.
We continue to thank all our members and visitors for their patience, and for continuing to keep our staff and visitors safe.

Holme Bird Observatory Sunday 21st March 2021

Cool and rather quiet today, with Brambling and Siskin still in the pines, a Stonechat on the grazing marshes, a Red Kite over Holme Village and at least 5 Cetti's Warblers and 3 Chiffchaffs calling around the recording area.

In the moth traps 2 Grey Shoulder-Knots, a Clouded Drab, Mottled Grey and Hebrew Character were caught. A Comma butterfly and 3 Smooth Newts were also of interest.

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 Water Pipit Titchwell RSPB still 3.30pm +ad.Little Gull
Norfolk Water Pipit Cantley beet factory
Norfolk Glaucous Gull 3w flew west past Weybourne Camp 6.30-9.30am +Lapland Bunting
Norfolk Garganey drk Cantley beet factory on shore at main pit
Norfolk 3.Spoonbills Burnham Overy Dunes on saltmarsh at 12.28pm
Norfolk Kittiwake ad Hockwold Washes from Washland Viewpoint at 10.55am
Norfolk Iceland Gull juv Cley NWT again on Simmonds' Scrape viewed from West Bank (male.Hen Harrier again over Pope's Marsh)
Norfolk Hen Harrier male Weybourne flew west
Norfolk 1+Common Scoter y'day flew over Norwich at 10.59pm [identified from sound recording]
Norfolk Common Crane Cley flew north out to sea at 8.59am
Norfolk Common Crane Cley flew NW over coastguards
Norfolk Great White Egret y'day Sparham Pools still from Easthaugh Road tho distant
Norfolk 2.Water Pipits y'day Strumpshaw Fen RSPB still
Norfolk 2+Common Scoters on Friday flew over Great Massingham at 10.45pm [identified from sound recording]