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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 5th December 2015

Norfolk News from Birdnet
> Norfolk Juvenile Pallid Harrier Snettisham RSPB 13:15 over saltmarsh at S/end TF650328
> Norfolk Juvenile Pallid Harrier Snettisham RSPB briefly at 10:15 at S/end TF650328
> Norfolk 22 Taiga Bean Goose Buckenham Marshes RSPB NR13 4HW TG351056
> Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard S/of Choseley Drying Barns distantly late mrng PE31 8PQ TF757420
> Norfolk 3 Shorelark Thornham Harbour at 10:00 on beach by harbour mouth TF728441 TF728441
> Norfolk 2 Shorelark Titchwell RSPB 10:00 at the end of the main path PE31 8BB TF759436
> Norfolk Great Grey Shrike Santon Warren
> Norfolk Juvenile Iceland Gull NNW/of King's Lynn at 09:30 just E/of River Great Ouse by Cross Bank Road at Fisher Fleet. PE30 2QA TF631204
> Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard Choseley Drying Barns at 08:20 in hedge on E/side of road PE31 8PQ TF757420
> Norfolk 3 Snow Bunting Winterton-on-Sea + Bonxie
> Norfolk 4 Hen Harrier Warham Greens in the roost. NR23 1QD TF943437
> Norfolk Great Northern Diver Blakeney Harbour from c/p this a/noon at high tide showing well TG028441
> Norfolk Red-necked Grebe Brancaster Staithe PE31 8BJ TF794442
> Norfolk Firecrest Beeston Common on E/side. NR26 8RX TG165425
> Norfolk Sandwich Tern W/past Cley NWT at 10:30 NR25 7SA TG049441
> Norfolk Red-necked Grebe Blakeney Harbour in New Glaven Channel, walk along freshmarsh bank for c1mile TG028441