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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 24th December 2015

An Iceland Gull flew west past Holme Golf Course.

Norfolk News from Birdnet
> Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard Scarning
> Norfolk Adult Black Brant N/of Binham by minor road to Stiffkey late a/noon + 2 Pale-bellied Brent Goose & adult hybrid Black Brant x Dark-bellied Brent Goose
> Norfolk Cattle Egret Sea Palling at midday in field with white cattle by Hickling Road opposite Lound Cottage NR12 0UX TG432271
> Norfolk Red-rumped Swallow Wells at 15:20 briefly around harbour NR23 1AR TF917437
> Norfolk Red-rumped Swallow Wells at 14:20 on High Street around Christmas Tree NR23 1AR TF917437
> Norfolk 2 Rough-legged Buzzard 2mls S/of Titchwell SE/of Choseley Drying Barns this a/noon in field by bend 1/4ml S/of barns PE31 8PQ TF757420
> Norfolk Juvenile Iceland Gull NNW/of King's Lynn just E/of River Great Ouse by Cross Bank Road at Fisher Fleet PE30 2QA TF631204
> Norfolk 3 Shorelark Burnham Overy on beach by Gun Hill PE31 8JJ TF853449
> Norfolk Red-rumped Swallow Holkham NNR at 11:00 500yds W/of Lady Ann's Drive N/of A149 by ruined Farm but distant TF884451
> Norfolk Adult Black Brant Cley NWT E/of East Bank at 10:15 NR25 7SA TG049441
> Norfolk 2 Hen Harrier Choseley Drying Barns + Hen Harrier Flitcham PE31 8PQ TF757420
> Norfolk 8 Twite Brancaster Staithe PE31 8BJ TF794442
> Norfolk 5 Hen Harrier (3 Male + 2 Ringtail) Warham Greens in roost this evng NR23 1QD TF943437
> Norfolk 20 Snow Bunting Holkham Gap
> Norfolk 2 Water Pipit Titchwell RSPB on Pool W/of main path + Spotted Redshank on brackish marsh PE31 8BB TF759436
> Norfolk Red-necked Grebe Brancaster Staithe in harbour at 10:05 PE31 8BJ TF794442
> Norfolk Ringtail Hen Harrier Choseley Drying Barns at 08:10 over fields S/of barns PE31 8PQ TF757420