Bringing Autumn's Nature to People

Posted: October 15th 2020

by Andy Bloomfield, Senior NNR Warden

As the nip in the air and the sound of Pink footed geese start to fill the skies, autumn heralds a shift in wildlife at Holkham. We’ve created some new access routes to the reed fringed scrub on the southern edge of the pinewoods for visitors to experience and enjoy autumn nature at its finest.

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A New Species of Breeding Bird at Holkham

Posted: July 08th 2020

by Andy Bloomfield, NNR Warden

Holkham National Nature Reserve has had another new species added to its growing list of breeding birds, the Cattle Egret, a small, colourful member of the heron family.

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Protecting Holkham's Little Terns

Posted: June 26th 2020

by Andy Bloomfield, Senior Warden

Discover more about Little Terns, the UK’s second rarest seabird, and what we, and you, can do to help protect them.

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Sunrise over the Nature Reserve

Posted: June 01st 2020

by Jonathan Holt

This really is one for the soul. A beautiful, uplifting, timelapse of the sun gently rising above the Holkham National Nature Reserve. Look out for the birdlife on the water and the cattle milling around. With thanks to Jonathan Holt, one of our wardens, for getting up so early to capture this.

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Spoonbills - What's in a Name?

Posted: May 14th 2020

by Andy Bloomfield

The Spoonbill gets its modern name for the shape of its beak…no prizes there ! However, in the past it had a number of colloquial names.

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The Big Farmland Bird Count 2020

Posted: April 16th 2020

by Joanne Birch, Marketing

Back in wet, windy February, teams from all across the Holkham Estate took part in the GWCT Big Farmland Bird Count, a nationwide initiative which offers the means of recording the effect of any conservation schemes being carried out by farmers and gamekeepers on their land. Joanne Birch took part in the count and tells us more about it.

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Spoonbills of Holkham

Posted: April 13th 2020

by Andy Bloomfield, Holkham National Nature Reserve Warden

Andy Bloomfield, one of our wardens on the Holkham National Nature Reserve, shares the extraordinary story of the Spoonbills on the NNR.

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Farming Focus - what have our farming team been up to?

Posted: April 08th 2020

by Lucy Downing, Marketing

Read on to find out what our Holkham Farming team have been up to out on their tractors this spring.

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