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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.

Saturday 12th September 2015

Small numbers of commoner migrants remained in the recording area, these included at least two Pied Flycatchers, one of which should well throughout the day in the pines behind the obs, and at least five Redstarts and two Wheatears. Three Turtle Doves were seen together along the approach road to the reserves. On Redwell Marsh there were two Green Sandpipers and five Snipe.
 
Norfolk News from Birdnet
> Norfolk Yellow-browed Warbler Hemsby NR29 4JG TG506172
> Norfolk Wryneck Wymondham at 18:40 flew towards sewage works from railway embankment TQ112013 TQ112013
> Norfolk Bluethroat Winterton South Dunes below Hermanus Restaurant this evng + Wryneck below chalet park NR29 4BQ TG496198
> Norfolk 4 Spoonbill Titchwell RSPB at 17:35 on the freshmarsh PE31 8BB TF759436
> Norfolk Bluethroat Winterton South Dunes late a/noon showing well below Hermanus Restaurant NR29 4BQ TG496198
> Norfolk Juvenile White-winged Black Tern Filby Broad at 16:20 from the viewing platform. NR29 3HH TG461136
> Norfolk 4 Spoonbill Thornham Harbour PE36 6NL TF728440
> Norfolk Wryneck West Runton in Pine belt E/of cliff top c/park late a/noon.
> Norfolk Yellow-browed Warbler Titchwell RSPB at 15:30 calling behind Fen Hide PE31 8BB TF759436
> Norfolk Wryneck Winterton South Dunes below chalet park briefly mid a/noon. NR29 4BQ TG496198
> Norfolk Juvenile White-winged Black Tern Filby Broad mid a/noon but distant from viewing platform. NR29 3HH TG461136
> Norfolk Corncrake East Hills this a/noon. + Barred Warbler, 3 Wryneck minimum, Pied Flycatcher & 5 Redstart TF924456
> Norfolk Wryneck Blakeney Point at 13:15 near shingle ridge at start of Long Hills NR25 7DJ TG007464
> Norfolk Adult Male Red-breasted Flycatcher Wells at 07:55 in garden on Church Street but no further sign. NR23 1AR TF917437
> Norfolk Yellow-browed Warbler Titchwell RSPB calling only behind Fen Hide at 12:45 PE31 8BB TF759436
> Norfolk Wryneck Winterton South Dunes at 12:10 below chalet park near central ramp. + Redstart NR29 4BQ TG496198
> Norfolk Juvenile White-winged Black Tern Filby Broad from viewing platform this mrng. NR29 3HH TG461136
> Norfolk Wryneck Winterton South Dunes at 10:00 below chalet park near central ramp. + Whinchat NR29 4BQ TG496198
> Norfolk Yellow-browed Warbler Titchwell RSPB behind Fen Hide mid mrng. PE31 8BB TF759436
> Norfolk Red-necked Phalarope S/past Caister-on-Sea at 08:45 NR30 5HB TG527119
> Norfolk Wryneck Winterton South Dunes below chalet park right of the central ramp. NR29 4BQ TG496198
> Norfolk 5 Pied Flycatcher Wells-next-the-Sea at East Hills + 8 Redstart & Tree Pipit
> Norfolk 2 Pied Flycatcher Warham Greens at Garden Drove + 2 Redstart NR23 1QD TF943437
> Norfolk 2 Short-eared Owl Holme NOA at 18:30 in paddock S/reserve. TF717450
> Norfolk Wood Warbler Norwich in Earlham cemetery with tit flock late a/noon. NR2 1AW TG228084
> Norfolk Osprey E/over Claxton at 15:20 from village hall
> Norfolk Hen Harrier Cley next the Sea E/over East Bank at 14:40. NR25 7SA TG049441
> Norfolk Osprey Titchwell RSPB S/at 14:40 PE31 8BB TF759436
> Norfolk Pied Flycatcher Warham Greens at 13:45 in Pit. NR23 1QD TF943437
> Norfolk Pied Flycatcher Winterton South Dunes + 2 Redstart & 2 Whinchat NR29 4BQ TG496198
> Norfolk 10 Pied Flycatcher Great Yarmouth Cemetery this mrng + 4 Redstart NR30 1DW TG526082
> Norfolk Curlew Sandpiper Breydon Water early mrng. NR31 9QB TG464048
> Norfolk Pied Flycatcher Burnham Overy Staithe at the E/end this mrng. + 6 Redstart
> Norfolk Pied Flycatcher Holme NOA behind Obs this mrng. TF717450
> Norfolk 4 Little Stint Titchwell RSPB this mrng. + Curlew Sandpiper PE31 8BB TF759436
> Norfolk 3 Pied Flycatcher Winterton North Dunes in totem pole area. NR29 4BQ TG496198
> Norfolk 3 Pied Flycatcher Great Yarmouth in the cemetery NR30 1EB TG531078