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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.

Sunday 4th October 2015

Another good arrival of birds today with another Yellow-browed Warbler and a male Firecrest ringed early in the morning. Also of interest were a Spotted Redshank, Greenshank, 20 Great Skuas passing offshore, 2 Water Rails, 2 Bearded Tits, 2 Chiffchaffs, 5 Blackcaps, 8 Song Thrushes, a Redwing, 3 Stonechats, a Tree Sparrow, 3 Grey Wagtails, 4 Rock Pipits, 6 Redpolls, 4 Crossbills, 6 Siskins, 2 Lapland Buntings and 2 Yellowhammers. Two Humming-bird Hawk Moths were feeding on the buddleias.

Norfolk News from Birdnet
> Norfolk Yellow-browed Warbler Burnham Overy Staithe 18:50 just S/of boardwalk showing well + Pied Flycatcher
> Norfolk Yellow-browed Warbler Brancaster E/end of Village Road by dead end track showing well PE31 8AW TF772438
> Norfolk Yellow-browed Warbler Holme next the Sea 17:25 at E/end of Kirkgate Street
> Norfolk 3 Yellow-browed Warbler Holme NWT by c/p at 16:15 + Firecrest TF715449
> Norfolk Yellow-browed Warbler Blakeney Freshmarsh at Friary Hill NT + Short-eared Owl
> Norfolk Yellow-browed Warbler Walsey Hills NOA at 17:00 briefly. NR25 7SA TG062439
> Norfolk Yellow-browed Warbler Stiffkey in campsite wood at 16:40 NR23 1QL TF975431
> Norfolk Yellow-browed Warbler Burnham Overy 16:18 at start of boardwalk. PE31 8JJ TF853449
> Norfolk 2 Common Crane over Horsey at 16:10 NR29 4EP TG477228
> Norfolk Yellow-browed Warbler Walsey Hills NOA late a/noon but elusive. NR25 7SA TG062439
> Norfolk Yellow-browed Warbler Winterton South Dunes mid a/noon calling near restaurant. NR29 4BQ TG496198
> Norfolk Great White Egret Holkham Freshmarsh at W/end + Yellow-browed Warbler W/end of pines. & Ringtail Hen Harrier
> Norfolk Great Grey Shrike Horsey flew to dunes at 15:10 NR29 4EP TG477228
> Norfolk Richard's Pipit W/over Beeston Bump at 15:10 NR26 8DB TG167432
> Norfolk 2 Yellow-browed Warbler Titchwell RSPB by Fen Hide. PE31 8BB TF759436
> Norfolk Yellow-browed Warbler Winterton North Dunes SW/of largest dune mid a/noon. + Pied Flycatcher NR29 4BQ TG496198
> Norfolk Yellow-browed Warbler Brancaster in bushes along sea wall S/of Golf Club House PE31 8AW TF772438
> Norfolk Yellow-browed Warbler Great Yarmouth Cemetery in SW/corner. NR30 1DW TG526082
> Norfolk 2 Yellow-browed Warbler Stiffkey Fen mid a/noon in campsite wood NR23 1QW TF990438
> Norfolk Yellow-browed Warbler Beeston Bump at 13:05 by pit. NR26 8DB TG167432
> Norfolk 2 Yellow-browed Warbler Holme NWT in the c/p. TF715449
> Norfolk 2 Yellow-browed Warbler Salthouse early a/noon in a garden NR25 7XW TG082443
> Norfolk 2 Yellow-browed Warbler Winterton North Dunes + Pied Flycatcher NR29 4BQ TG496198
> Norfolk Yellow-browed Warbler Holme NOA along entrance road. TF717450
> Norfolk Yellow-browed Warbler Caister-on-Sea in cemetery NR30 5HB TG527119
> Norfolk Honey Buzzard NW/over Waxham from Waxham Sands Holiday Park NR12 0DZ TG440261
> Norfolk 2 Yellow-browed Warbler Stiffkey at W/end of campsite wood near sewage works. NR23 1QL TF975431
> Norfolk Yellow-browed Warbler Holkham Pines near Joe Jordan Hide at 11:10
> Norfolk 2 Yellow-browed Warbler Holkham Pines near Meals House
> Norfolk Richard's Pipit over Northrepps at 11:10 NR27 0AA TG246393
> Norfolk Yellow-browed Warbler Great Yarmouth Cemetery + Redstart NR30 1DW TG526082
> Norfolk 3 Yellow-browed Warbler Beeston Common this mrng.
> Norfolk Yellow-browed Warbler East Runton on railway embankment NR27 9PA TG200427
> Norfolk Yellow-browed Warbler Stiffkey 10:30 at W/end of campsite wood. NR23 1QL TF975431
> Norfolk Yellow-browed Warbler Hunstanton near Le Strange Arms Hotel + Ring Ouzel PE36 5AH TF672409
> Norfolk 2 Yellow-browed Warbler Wells Woods + 2 Firecrest NR23 1DR TF909453
> Norfolk Lapland Bunting West Runton over stubble field early mrng.
> Norfolk Yellow-browed Warbler Hindringham at 9:20 in grdn
> Norfolk Yellow-browed Warbler Waxham in wood in dunes. NR12 0DZ TG440261
> Norfolk Great Grey Shrike Northrepps at Hungry Hill briefly + Yellow-browed Warbler in grdn. NR27 0AA TG246393
> Norfolk 2 Yellow-browed Warbler Winterton North Dunes in bushes S/of largest dune. + Short-eared Owl NR29 4BQ TG496198
> Norfolk Yellow-browed Warbler Titchwell RSPB at 08:30 in picnic area PE31 8BB TF759436
> Norfolk Yellow-browed Warbler Warham Greens at 08:20 on Western Green Lane at N/end. NR23 1QD TF943437
> Norfolk Red-necked Grebe Titchwell RSPB this evng. PE31 8BB TF759436
> Norfolk Garganey Cantley Beet Factory NR13 3JA TG389037
> Norfolk Short-eared Owl Horsey late a/noon. NR29 4EP TG477228
> Norfolk Short-eared Owl over Cley NWT NR25 7SA TG049441
> Norfolk Snow Bunting Cley NWT 15:15 E/of beach c/p. NR25 7SA TG049441
> Norfolk Juvenile Curlew Sandpiper Titchwell RSPB on Volunteer Marsh PE31 8BB TF759436
> Norfolk 3 Firecrest Holkham Pines at crosspaths mid mrng