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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.

Tuesday 27th October 2015

Another interesting day of visible migration included a Rough-legged Buzzard, a Long-eared Owl and 6 Crossbills; whilst a Snow Bunting was seen on the beach.

Other highlights throughout the day included Spotted Redshank, Woodcock, 2 Chiffchaffs, 4 Blackcaps, a Grey Wagtail, 10 Rock Pipits, 6 Bramblings and 7 Redpolls among a variety of commoner migrants.

Norfolk News from Birdnet
> Norfolk Male Serin Kelling between Water Meadows & beach at 11:00 then flew inland NR25 7ED TG095436
> Norfolk Juvenile American Golden Plover Breydon Water late a/noon at South Wall. Use rugby club c/pk NR31 9QB TG464048
> Norfolk Juvenile American Golden Plover Breydon Water 14:25 at South Wall, use rugby club c/pk NR31 9QB TG464048
> Norfolk Adult Black Brant Cley NWT mid a/noon in Eye Field NR25 7SA TG049441
> Norfolk Pallas's Warbler Waxham 1t 12:45 400yds N/of Shangri-la chalet but mobile NR12 0DZ TG440261
> Norfolk Adult Black Brant Cley NWT E/of Beach Road with Dark-bellied Brent Geese NR25 7SA TG049441
> Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard Winterton North Dunes + Hen Harrier & Black Redstart NR29 4BQ TG496198
> Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard S/over Winterton NR29 4BQ TG496198
> Norfolk Little Auk E/past Cley NWT NR25 7SA TG049441
> Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard Titchwell RSPB W/over dunes at 09:30 PE31 8BB TF759436