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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 28th September 2015

With favourable easterly winds, hopes were high for some form of migration to take place. Things started well with three Lesser Redpolls trapped and ringed on the first net round. More unusual birds on the site included a Nuthatch, a very rare bird on the reserve, at least three Great Spotted Woodpeckers, eight Mistle Thrushes and two Stonechat. Birds on the sea included counts of c1500 Common Scoter, 40 Red-throated Divers, 36 Gannets and 5 Sandwich Terns.

Lesser Redpoll - Holme Bird Obs, 28th September 2015
Norfolk News from Birdnet
> Norfolk 2 Yellow-browed Warbler Wells Woods W/edge of Pinewoods Caravan Park late a/noon. NR23 1DR TF909453
> Norfolk Yellow-browed Warbler Winterton North Dunes at totem pole bushes + Lapland Bunting NR29 4BQ TG496198
> Norfolk Great White Egret Holkham Freshmarsh from Joe Jordan Hide + Firecrest by Salts Hole
> Norfolk Yellow-browed Warbler Winterton-on-Sea on Low Road at Duffles Pond
> Norfolk Yellow-browed Warbler Great Yarmouth Cemetery at 15:30 NR30 1DW TG526082
> Norfolk Yellow-browed Warbler Wells Woods at 15:15 near drinking pool NR23 1DR TF909453
> Norfolk Yellow-browed Warbler Walsey Hills NOA in sallows at S/end. NR25 7SA TG062439
> Norfolk Richard's Pipit Cley NWT NR25 7SA TG049441
> Norfolk 2 Yellow-browed Warbler Great Yarmouth at Bure Park by 1st c/p. NR30 1EB TG531078
> Norfolk Yellow-browed Warbler Brancaster Staithe 500yds W/of harbour in Sycamores PE31 8BJ TF794442
> Norfolk Yellow-browed Warbler Gorleston-on-Sea at 10:30 in garden of 295 Lowestoft Road NR31 6PL TG532036
> Norfolk Yellow-browed Warbler Hemsby at 08:30 on King's Lake NR29 4JG TG506172
> Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard Titchwell RSPB at 11:40 W/along A149 PE31 8BB TF759436
> Norfolk Yellow-browed Warbler Great Yarmouth at Bure Park. NR30 1EB TG531078
> Norfolk 2 Yellow-browed Warbler Wells Woods by drinking pool at 11:00 + Firecrest NR23 1DR TF909453
> Norfolk Yellow-browed Warbler Winterton North Dunes at Totem Pole. NR29 4BQ TG496198
> Norfolk Yellow-browed Warbler Great Yarmouth Cemetery mid mrng NR30 1DW TG526082
> Norfolk Yellow-browed Warbler Gorleston-on-Sea on Wood Farm Lane this mrng N/of construction compound NR31 6PL TG532036
> Norfolk Yellow-browed Warbler Holme NWT TF715449
> Norfolk Yellow-browed Warbler Cley NWT at 09:05 E/of v/c in trees at W/end of The Skirts NR25 7SA TG049441
> Norfolk Yellow-browed Warbler Warham Greens W/of middle track in pit mid mrng. NR23 1QD TF943437
> Norfolk Yellow-browed Warbler Great Yarmouth Cemetery in SW/corner this mrng NR30 1DW TG526082
> Norfolk Yellow-browed Warbler Wells Woods at 07:40 in Wells Dell. NR23 1DR TF909453
> Norfolk Black Redstart Winterton North Dunes NR29 4BQ TG496198
> Norfolk Short-eared Owl Cley NWT at 14:15 in off the sea at beach c/p. NR25 7SA TG049441
> Norfolk Firecrest Gramborough Hill NR25 7XW TG085441
> Norfolk Osprey Swanton Morley GPs at 12:50
> Norfolk Osprey Lyng at Three Bridges Farm TG057183
> Norfolk 2 Osprey Swanton Morley GPs at 11:00 this mrng.
> Norfolk Osprey Swanton Morley GPs at 10:05.
> Norfolk Pied Flycatcher Warham Greens mid mrng at N/end of Garden Drove NR23 1QD TF943437
> Norfolk 2 Balearic Shearwater Cley NWT this mrng NR25 7SA TG049441