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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.

Thursday 17th September 2015

Highlights today were 7 Spoonbills in Thornham Harbour, a Stonechat in the dunes, and a Grey Wagtail and 4 Siskins over calling.

Norfolk News from Birdnet
> Norfolk Juvenile Red-backed Shrike Kelling Water Meadows at 15:50 in brambles on NE/side + 6 Whinchat NR25 7ED TG095436
> Norfolk 2 Spoonbill Burnham Overy over saltmarsh PE31 8JJ TF853449
> Norfolk 7 Spoonbill Thornham Harbour at 11:35 PE36 6NL TF728440
> Norfolk Red-backed Shrike Blakeney Point at 11:05 in Lupins NR25 7DJ TG007464
> Norfolk Black Tern over Holkham Park Lake at 17:05 showing well
> Norfolk Little Stint Titchwell RSPB on freshmarsh + 2 Curlew Sandpiper, 10 Spotted Redshank & Slavonian Grebe offshore PE31 8BB TF759436
> Norfolk Osprey NE/of Dereham at Elsing atThree Bridges Farm at 16:45 in dead tree NR20 3EQ
> Norfolk Ring Ouzel Waxham below Shangri-La chalet at 14:30 NR12 0DZ TG440261
> Norfolk Pied Flycatcher Winterton + 3 Redstart NR29 4BQ TG496198
> Norfolk Balearic Shearwater Mundesley E/past lifeboat station at 08:20
> Norfolk Osprey Titchwell RSPB on Thornham Marsh at 07:55 on post viewed W/from main path PE31 8BB TF759436
> Norfolk 3 Redstart Horsey + 5 Whinchat NR29 4EP TG477228
> Norfolk 2 Redstart Great Yarmouth Cemetery NR30 1DW TG526082
> Norfolk Redstart Burnham Overy Dunes at 09:20 in bushes at end of boardwalk