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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 11th September 2015

Highlights today included a few migrants presumably remaining from yesterday, which included  2 Pied and 1 Spotted Flycatcher,  7 Redstarts, Whinchat and Wheatear. A Spoonbill flew over east again early morning and Kingfisher, Spotted Redshank and Greenshank were noted over and around the Broadwater. An Osprey was also noted flying east along the beach in the afternoon.


A colourful start to the day! A juvenile male Common Redstart and young female Kingfisher from the first net round - Holme Bird Obs, 11th September 2015
Norfolk News from Birdnet
> Norfolk 2 Caspian Gull (1 Adult + 1 3rd Winter) Cley NWT this evng on Pat's Pool NR25 7SA TG049441
> Norfolk Adult Winter White-winged Black Tern Filby Broad from viewing platform at 16:20 NR29 3AA TG462135
> Norfolk No further Sign of Reported Bluethroat Winterton South Dunes by early a/noon 200yds S/of Hermanus Holiday Park entrance in gorse NR29 4BQ TG496198
> Norfolk Wryneck West Runton on W/side of Incleborough Hill above caravan site
> Norfolk 3 Spoonbill Titchwell RSPB on freshmarsh + 3 Curlew Sandpiper & 2 Whinchat PE31 8BB TF759436
> Norfolk 3 Spoonbill Warham Greens on Saltmarsh viewed from Whirligig. Walk W/from Stiffkey campsite c/pk for 1/2ml NR23 1QD TF943437
> Norfolk Marsh Warbler Reported Weybourne by c/pk NR25 7SR TG111435
> Norfolk Spoonbill E/over Holme NOA + Redstart present TF717450