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We are delighted to announce that we will be welcoming visitors back to Holme Bird Observatory from Monday 13th July 2020, and we are very much looking forward to seeing you once again. Thank you to all our members and visitors for your patience and understanding during this difficult time. Please be aware that we are not yet able to restore full access.

Some restrictions must continue and these are as follows: Hempton Marsh and Walsey Hills reserves will be re-opening to visitors on 13th July, but hides on these reserves will remain closed. At Holme the following hides will remain closed for the time being: Redwell Marsh hide, Car Park hide, Sea-watching hide, Dell hide and Broadwater hide. The Bus-Stop, Dowson and Richardson hides will be accessible to one household at a time, and the viewing platform and seating area outside the cordon will be available as well, with social distancing in place. The Observatory building will also remain closed to visitors, but a member of staff will be able to come out to meet you. We do regret that for now visitors will not be able to empty moth traps with our staff, but we will retain specimens of special interest for visitors to view at a safe distance. We will continue to charge day permit fees.

We are very sorry not to offer a fuller visitor experience just yet, but these measures are for everyone's safety and we do appreciate your understanding. We will continue to review hide closures, and will post any changes on our website.

Thursday 14th May 2015

A cool and breezy day, things were fairly quiet but an Arctic Tern flew close along Broadwater, and 2 Yellow Wagtails went over west. Brown Argus was of note.

Norfolk News from Birdnet
> Norfolk 2 Spoonbill E/over Brancaster at 20:00 PE31 8AW TF772438
> Norfolk 2 Temminck's Stint Titchwell RSPB from Parrinder Hide at 19:20 + 2 Little Gull PE31 8BB TF759436
> Norfolk 11 Female Dotterel 1.5mls S/of Titchwell NE/of Choseley Drying Barns in field at 13:05. From barns walk E/along path to view N/ PE31 8PQ TF757420
> Norfolk Spoonbill Titchwell RSPB till mid mrng on freshmarsh then flew W/ + 1s Little Gull PE31 8BB TF759436
> Norfolk Drake Garganey Salthouse NR25 7XW TG082443
> Norfolk Turtle Dove Holme Dunes NNR at 12:25 E/of beach c/pk from coastal path behind houses viewed towards the tower
> Norfolk Little Gull Cley NWT on Serpentine mid mrng NR25 7SA TG049441
> Norfolk Curlew Sandpiper Breydon Water + 1s Little Gull & White Stork NR31 9QB TG464048