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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.

Wednesday 20th May 2015

Norfolk News from Birdnet
> Norfolk Red-necked Phalarope Cley NWT on Pope's Pool 17:15 + Pectoral Sandpiper, 2 Curlew Sandpiper, Little Stint & Short-eared Owl NR25 7SA
> Norfolk 2 Pectoral Sandpiper Cley NWT on The Serpentine 14:30 + Red-necked Phalarope & 2 Curlew Sandpiper NR25 7SA
> Norfolk Red-necked Phalarope Cley NWT on The Serpentine again early a/noon + Pectoral Sandpiper & Spoonbill NR25 7SA
> Norfolk 15 Dotterel 1.5ml SW/of Titchwell E/of Choseley Drying Barns late mrng. Park at barns & walk E/along path to view north PE31 8PQ TF757420
> Norfolk Red-necked Phalarope Titchwell RSPB on freshmarsh late mrng PE31 8BB
> Norfolk Pectoral Sandpiper Cley NWT on The Serpentine + Curlew Sandpiper & Little Stint NR25 7SA
> ***RFI*** Norfolk Red-necked Phalarope Cley NWT any news of bird which flew twds sea pls. Call 0115 871 2888 / TXT 07581 302 260
> Norfolk Pectoral Sandpiper Cley NWT showing well from East Bank early mrng NR25 7SA
> Norfolk Short-eared Owl Winterton Dunes NNR by plantation this evng
> Norfolk 5 1st Summer Little Gull Titchwell RSPB on freshmarsh late a/noon + Short-eared Owl over grazing meadow PE31 8BB
> Norfolk 2 White-fronted Goose Holme Dunes NWT + Turtle Dove
> Norfolk 2 Curlew Sandpiper Breydon Water NR31 9QB
> Norfolk Wood Sandpiper Felbrigg Hall NT on wet meadow early mrng NR11 8PR