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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.

Wednesday 21st October 2015

Norfolk News from Birdnet
> Norfolk Siberian Stonechat Caister-on-Sea in gorse along golf club boundary NR30 5HB TG527119
> Norfolk Great Grey Shrike Claxton Marshes this a/noon. + Short-eared Owl
> Norfolk Great White Egret Titchwell RSPB PE31 8BB TF759436
> Norfolk Spoonbill Titchwell RSPB on the freshmarsh + Little Stint PE31 8BB TF759436
> Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard Horsey at 16:35. NR29 4EP TG477228
> Norfolk No Further Sign of Great Grey Shrike Wymondham N/of sewage works in hedge by River Tiffey then flew to wood by 16:00 TQ112013 TQ112013
> Norfolk Great Grey Shrike Strumpshaw Fen RSPB from Fen Hide this a/noon. + No Sign of Jack Snipe NR13 4HS TG341066
> Norfolk Great Grey Shrike Strumpshaw Fen RSPB from Tower Hide NR13 4HS TG341066
> Norfolk 2 Lapland Bunting Weybourne flew over. + 2 Short-eared Owl NR25 7SR TG111435
> Norfolk Great Grey Shrike Hemsby this mrng. NR29 4JG TG506172
> Norfolk 2 Black Redstart Cley next the Sea on Church roof NR25 7SA TG049441
> Norfolk Firecrest Great Yarmouth Cemetery in North Section NR30 1DW TG526082
> Norfolk 12 Little Gull Scratby at 08:15
> Norfolk Short-eared Owl Weybourne 08:40. NR25 7SR TG111435