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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.

Friday 12th June 2015

A Nuthatch above the Obs building was very unusual. 

Norfolk News from Birdnet
> Norfolk White-rumped Sandpiper Cley NWT at 20:20 on North Scrape NR25 7SA TG049441
> Norfolk Paddyfield Warbler Blakeney Point 19:00 in suaeda at Long Hills but elusive. Walk W/from Cley beach car park for 3mls. Keep on seaward side of ridge & away from roped-off areas. No more searches planned NR25 7DJ TG007464
> Norfolk Black Stork low W/over Narborough at 17:55 & appeared to land near Narborough Fisheries
> Norfolk Black Stork SW/over South Raynham at 15:25
> Norfolk Possible Lesser Crested Tern E/past Blakeney Point at 07:15 but no further sign by late mrng NR25 7DJ TG007464
> Norfolk Bee-eater S/over Winterton-on-Sea at 10:45
> Norfolk Marsh Warbler Narborough at 18:40 off Main Road by Nar Valley Way 400yds N/of The Ship Inn showing well PE32 1TE
> Norfolk 2 Bee-eater W/over Kelling Heath at 11:00 TG102419
> Norfolk Adult Spoonbill Burnham Overy + Male Ring Ouzel at E/end of Burnham Overy Dunes
> Norfolk Possible Orange-billed Tern sp E/past Blakeney Point at 07:15 NR25 7DJ TG007464
> Norfolk Spotted Redshank Titchwell RSPB on freshmarsh PE31 8BB TF759436