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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 26th August 2015

A blustery and at times wet day, in the sheltered area of pines behind the obs at least one one Pied Flycatcher, a Redstart and four Willow warblers were present.

Norfolk News from Birdnet
> Norfolk Juvenile Red-backed Shrike Reported Winterton Dunes NNR this a/noon 200m/N of concrete blocks. + 4 Redstart NR29 4BQ TG496198
> Norfolk 15 Spoonbill Stiffkey Fen this a/noon. NR23 1QW TF990438
> Norfolk 2 Wood Sandpiper Kelling Water Meadows + Little Stint & Pied Flycatcher Holkham Pines NR25 7ED TG095436
> Norfolk 16 Juvenile Little Stint Cley NWT NR25 7SA TG049441
> Norfolk 2 Black Tern S/past Winterton Dunes NNR this evng NR29 4BQ TG496198
> Norfolk 5 Black Tern S/past Gorleston-on-Sea early evng + Pied Flycatcher at Hopton-on-Sea NR31 6PL TG532036
> Norfolk Pied Flycatcher Holme NOA in pines behind the Obs + Redstart TF717450
> Norfolk 8 Little Stint Titchwell RSPB + Wood Sandpiper PE31 8BB TF759436
> Norfolk 2 Whinchat Gramborough Hill NR25 7XW TG085441
> Norfolk 5 Little Stint Titchwell RSPB at 18:00 + 6 Curlew Sandpiper PE31 8BB TF759436
> Norfolk Pied Flycatcher Holkham Pines this a/noon.
> Norfolk 8 Little Stint Cley NWT on the North Scrape late a/noon. NR25 7SA TG049441
> Norfolk 3 Black Tern Waxham at midday by the reefs NR12 0DZ TG440261
> Norfolk 5 Little Stint Cley NWT from Daukes' Hide + Whinchat NR25 7SA TG049441
> Norfolk Wood Warbler Wells Woods minimum at 12:34 W/of drinking pools NR23 1DR TF909453
> Norfolk Pied Flycatcher Holme NOA at W/end of pines at midday. TF717450
> Norfolk 3 Pied Flycatcher Winterton North Dunes + Redstart late mrng. NR29 4BQ TG496198
> Norfolk Pied Flycatcher Winterton North Dunes + 2 Whinchat NR29 4BQ TG496198
> Norfolk 7 Curlew Sandpiper Titchwell RSPB minimum this mrng. + 6 Little Stint PE31 8BB TF759436