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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.

Tuesday 12th May 2015

A Wryneck on the NWT reserve was very much bird of the day, Grasshopper Warbler and Turtle Dove were also reported plus seven Wheatears. Several Yellow Wagtails were still around the cattle on the grazing marsh and a Spotted flycatcher was in the pines near the observatory morning early morning.

Norfolk News from Birdnet
> Norfolk Wryneck 20:40 Holme NWT in dunes. Park at saltings c/pk & keep to coast path TF715449
> Norfolk Spoonbill Blakeney harbour at E/end flew W/along main channel 15:45 TG028441
> Norfolk Temminck's Stint Titchwell RSPB from Island Hide 15:15 + Little Stint PE31 8BB TF759436
> Norfolk 2 Spoonbill W/over Horsey twds Hickling 13:25
> Norfolk 6 Spoonbill over Titchwell RSPB PE31 8BB TF759436
> Norfolk 2 Spoonbill W/over Breydon Water early a/noon NR31 9QB TG464048
> Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard Breydon Water circled over E/end late mrng NR31 9QB TG464048
> Norfolk Red-rumped Swallow 11:00 Cley NWT just W/of beach c/pk NR25 7SA TG049441
> Norfolk 14 Dotterel 1.5ml SW/of Titchwell E/of Choseley Drying Barns this mrng. Park at barns & walk E/along path to view north PE31 8PQ TF757420