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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.

Thursday 3rd December 2015

Norfolk News from Birdnet
> Norfolk Juvenile Pallid Harrier Snettisham RSPB this a/noon over Saltmarsh SW/of southern pit but distant TF650328
> Norfolk Juvenile Pallid Harrier Snettisham RSPB over saltmarsh SW/of pits at 10:20 then Flew SW TF650328
> Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard SSE/of Brancaster at 15:45 W/of B1153 over copse opposite Field House Farm PE31 8AW TF772438
> Norfolk 3 Rough-legged Buzzard 2mls S/of Titchwell S/of Choseley Drying Barns in fields at 14:30 + Ringtail Hen Harrier PE31 8PQ TF757420
> Norfolk Juvenile Iceland Gull NNW/of King's Lynn at14:15 just E/of River Great Ouse by Cross Bank Road at Fisher Fleet PE30 2QA TF631204
> Norfolk 22 Taiga Bean Goose Cantley Marshes RSPB viewable from S/end of Burnt House Road TG378039
> Norfolk 2 Common Crane S/of Horsey Mill
> Norfolk 3 Shorelark Thornham Harbour at seaward end of Staithe Lane on beach by harbour mouth TF728441 TF728441
> Norfolk 2 Short-eared Owl Welney WWT PE14 9TN TL548946
> Norfolk Eurasian White-fronted Goose between Stanhoe & Brancaster late a/noon witk Pink-footed Geese + 2 Barnacle Goose
> Norfolk Short-eared Owl Winterton North Dunes W/of fence NR29 4BQ TG496198
> Norfolk 2 Adult Pale-bellied Brent Goose Cley NWT at 13:20 in Eye Field with Dark-bellied Brent Geese NR25 7SA TG049441
> Norfolk Great Northern Diver Blakeney Harbour this a/noon TG028441
> Norfolk Velvet Scoter Titchwell RSPB offshore late mrng + Spotted Redshank & Water Pipit PE31 8BB TF759436
> Norfolk 30 Snow Bunting Holkham Gap at 11:45 high tide
> Norfolk Red-necked Grebe NE/of Blakeney Harbour in New Glaven Channel TG028441
> Norfolk 2 Hawfinch Beeston Common in tree by paddocks flew S/ NR26 8RX TG165425