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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.

Monday 18th January 2016

Norfolk News from Birdnet
> Norfolk Juvenile Pallid Harrier Flitcham at 14:22 showing well over stubble field e/of B1153 off Abbey Road at Abbey Farm PE31 6BU TF726266
> Norfolk Juvenile Pallid Harrier Flitcham at 13:39 briefly over stubble field e/of B1153 off Abbey Road at Abbey Farm PE31 6BU TF726266
> Norfolk Lesser Yellowlegs Burgh Castle on Glebe Marsh by sea wall then flew upstream at 12:40 TG476049
> Norfolk Lesser Yellowlegs Burgh Castle on Glebe Marsh at 11:04 TG476049
> Norfolk Lesser Yellowlegs Burgh Castle on Breydon Water TG476049
> Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard Docking TF785409
> Norfolk Serin Downham Market at 14:10 on rough ground off concrete road to sewage works n/of level crossing & E/of railway.
> Norfolk Grey Phalarope Cley NWT showing well from Babcock Hide at 12:48 NR25 7SA TG049441
> Norfolk 9 Tundra Bean Goose Langham in field opposite gamekeeper's cottage s/of B1156 near Smoker's Hole
> Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard Blakeney Harbour circling over outer harbour early a/noon TG028441
> Norfolk Great White Egret Holkham Freshmarsh early a/noon NR23 1RN TF888439
> Norfolk Great White Egret Holkham Bay from A149 by church entrance at 11:40 NR23 1RJ TF892458
> Norfolk 3 Shorelark Burnham Overy on beach just n/of Gun Hill PE31 8JJ TF853449
> Norfolk Grey Phalarope Cley NWT E/of reserve NR25 7SA TG049441
> Norfolk 3 Tundra Bean Goose Langham at 09:50 S/of B1156 near Smoker's Hole
> Norfolk Juvenile Rough-legged Buzzard Choseley Drying Barns PE31 8PQ TF757420
> Norfolk 3 Shorelark Holme Dunes NWT 08:20 at e/end on beach by Thornham Harbour mouth
> Norfolk 6 Eurasian White-fronted Goose Nunnery Lakes from permissive path at 13:20 IP24 2YW TL873822
> Norfolk Long-tailed Duck Titchwell RSPB offshore PE31 8BB TF759436
> Norfolk Ringtail Hen Harrier Warham Greens over marshes NR23 1QD TF943437
> Norfolk Red-necked Grebe Cley Marshes NWT on The Serpentine 100m n/of c/p NR25 7SA TG049441
> Norfolk 3 Eurasian White-fronted Goose Nunnery Lakes in field on w/side of Little Ouse as viewed from permissive path along northern lake IP24 2YW TL873822