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CORONAVIRUS UPDATE – NOA RESERVES TO RE-OPEN FROM MONDAY 13TH JULY 2020

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.

Monday 24th August 2015

After last nights small fall, hopes were high a repeat this morning but unfortunately most of the birds appeared to have departed. On the reserve two Pied Flycatchers remained though and several Garden and Willow Warblers were noted plus a single Redstart. An Icterine Warbler was found early morning in bushes near the firs and along the Broadwater there was a Kingfisher and two Common Sandpipers. Both Short-eared and Barn Owls were noted along the entrance track early morning and five Green and one Wood Sandpiper were on Redwell Marsh.

Pied Flycatcher in the hand - Holme Bird Obs, 24th August 2015

Norfolk News from Birdnet
> Norfolk No Sign of Booted Warbler Gramborough Hill + 2 Pied Flycatcher there NR25 7XW TG085441
> Norfolk Terek Sandpiper Reported Salthouse at 11:45 over Little Eye with Redshank. NR25 7XW TG082443
> Norfolk Booted Warbler Gramborough Hill briefly in bushes before main thicket. NR25 7XW TG085441
> Norfolk No Sign of Reported Booted Warbler Gramborough Hill nor Icterine Warbler & Wryneck NR25 7XW TG085441
> Norfolk No Sign of Booted Warbler Gramborough Hill + No Sign of Icterine Warbler & No Sign of Wryneck this mrng. NR25 7XW TG085441
> Norfolk Wryneck Waxham Sands Holiday Park in dunes at 19:25. NR29 4EJ
> Norfolk 16 Spoonbill Titchwell RSPB at 10:45 this mrng. PE31 8BB TF759436
> Norfolk Male Red-backed Shrike Great Yarmouth late a/noon on Coopers fence. NR30 1EB TG531078
> Norfolk Male Red-backed Shrike Great Yarmouth on Coopers fence. NR30 1EB TG531078
> Norfolk Wryneck Blakeney Point at 15:00 by wrecked boat. NR25 7DJ TG007464
> Norfolk Juvenile Red-backed Shrike Winterton North Dunes at 11:30 400m/N of concrete blocks + 2 Pied Flycatcher & 5 Whinchat NR29 4BQ TG496198
> Norfolk Temminck's Stint Cley NWT at 11:58 on Simmonds' scrape but then flew off. NR25 7SA TG049441
> Norfolk Temminck's Stint Cley NWT at 11:53 on Simmonds Scrape. NR25 7SA TG049441
> Norfolk Great White Egret Strumpshaw Fen RSPB from Tower Hide late mrng. NR13 4HS TG341066
> Norfolk Juvenile Honey Buzzard Stiffkey Fen at 11:26 circled W/over saltmarsh NR23 1QW TF990438
> Norfolk Temminck's Stint Cley NWT mid mrng on Pat's Pool but mobile & no sign at 11:04 + 4 Little Stint & Wood Sandpiper NR25 7SA TG049441
> Norfolk Long-tailed Skua past Cley NWT + 12 Bonxie, 6 Arctic Skua & Puffin NR25 7SA TG049441
> Norfolk Icterine Warbler Holme NWT in pines nr. beach. + 2 Pied Flycatcher, Grasshopper Warbler & Redstart TF715449
> Norfolk Juvenile Red-backed Shrike Winterton Dunes NNR at 08:00 N/of concrete blocks but elusive. NR29 4BQ TG496198
> Norfolk Wood Warbler Gramborough Hill briefly this a/noon. + 2 Pied Flycatcher & 2 Whinchat NR25 7XW TG085441
> Norfolk Osprey Salthouse in off the sea then flew/S NR25 7XW TG082443
> Norfolk 3 Curlew Sandpiper Titchwell RSPB PE31 8BB TF759436
> Norfolk Wood Warbler Winterton North Dunes this a/noon. NR29 4BQ TG496198
> Norfolk 2 Pied Flycatcher Weybourne + Tree Pipit & Redstart NR25 7SR TG111435
> Norfolk Wood Sandpiper Salthouse on Tower Pools. NR25 7XW TG082443
> Norfolk Juvenile Black Tern E/offshore Cley NWT this mrng. NR25 7SA TG049441
> Norfolk 3 Wood Sandpiper Burnham Overy PE31 8JJ TF853449
> Norfolk 9 Wood Sandpiper Cley NWT roosting in front of Daukes' Hide early afternoon NR25 7SA TG049441
> Norfolk 7 Pied Flycatcher Great Yarmouth around the cemeteries NR30 1EB TG531078
> Norfolk Purple Sandpiper Cley NWT on the brackish marsh late mrng. NR25 7SA TG049441
> Norfolk 2 Pied Flycatcher Cley NWT behind Daukes' Hide NR25 7SA TG049441
> Norfolk Pied Flycatcher Warham Greens along Garden Drove NR23 1QD TF943437
> Norfolk 4 Black Tern Breydon Water RSPB + 4 Wood Sandpiper & 5 Spotted Redshank NR31 9QB TG464048
> Norfolk 2 Wood Sandpiper Kelling Water Meadows NR25 7ED TG095436
> Norfolk Pied Flycatcher Burnham Overy Staithe + Whinchat & 2 Tree Pipit at west end of pines.
> Norfolk 3 Pied Flycatcher Holkham Pines at west end.
> Norfolk 30 Pied Flycatcher Wells-next-the-Sea East Hills this mrng. + Redstart & Tree Pipit
> Norfolk 6 Little Stint Titchwell RSPB this mrng. + Wood Sandpiper PE31 8BB TF759436