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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 23rd January 2016

Norfolk News from Birdnet
> Norfolk Juvenile Male Pallid Harrier Flitcham at 13:59 1/2ml E/of B1153 off Abbey Road at Abbey Farm under polytunnel PE31 6BU TF726266
> Norfolk 2 Penduline Tit Erroneous Titchwell RSPB at 11:50 by West Hide PE31 8BB TF759436
> Norfolk Lesser Yellowlegs Breydon Water briefly until 12:05 then flew/N NR31 9QB TG464048
> Norfolk Lesser Yellowlegs Breydon Water at 11:10 then flew off NR31 9QB TG464048
> Norfolk Lesser Yellowlegs Breydon Water at NE/end at High Tide NR31 9QB TG464048
> Norfolk Great Grey Shrike Santon Warren at 11:20 TL842873
> Norfolk 4 Common Crane Hickling Broad NWT at Stubb Mill roost + Short-eared Owl & 50 Marsh Harrier NR12 0BW TG429221
> Norfolk 2 Common Crane Horsey + 4 Eurasian White-fronted Goose NR29 4EP TG477228
> Norfolk 3 Shorelark Burnham Overy Staithe at 16:30
> Norfolk No Further Sign of Serin Downham Market between 13:00-15:00 on rough ground off concrete road to sewage works N/of level crossing & E/of railway.Park by Fairfield Road & walk N/for 200yds
> Norfolk 5 Lapland Bunting Blakeney Point + 7 Twite & Pale-bellied Brent Goose NR25 7DJ TG007464
> Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard Titchwell RSPB mid a/noon PE31 8BB TF759436
> Norfolk Grey Phalarope Cley NWT from Babcock Hide showing well late mrng NR25 7SA TG049441
> Norfolk 3 Shorelark Holme-next-the Sea at 12:30 TF717450
> Norfolk Grey Phalarope Cley NWT from Babcock at 13:15 then flew/W NR25 7SA TG049441
> Norfolk Grey Phalarope Cley NWT from 12:30 from Babcock Hide NR25 7SA TG049441
> Norfolk Juvenile Glaucous Gull Great Yarmouth on Beaconsfield Road NR30 1EB TG531078
> Norfolk Great White Egret Holkham Freshmarsh at 11:34 NR23 1RN TF888439
> Norfolk Grey Phalarope Cley NWT at 11:00 from Babcock Hide NR25 7SA TG049441
> Norfolk Serin Downham Market at 11:00 on rough ground off concrete road to sewage works N/of level crossing & E/of railway.Park by Fairfield Road & walk N/for 200yds
> Norfolk Tundra Bean Goose Horsey + 2 Eurasian White-fronted Goose & Short-eared Owl NR29 4EP TG477228
> Norfolk 2 Rough-legged Buzzard Choseley Drying Barns 1/2 mile S/of Barns at 09:58 PE31 8PQ TF757420
> Norfolk Great White Egret Bowthorpe Marsh
> Norfolk Ringtail Hen Harrier Flitcham PE31 6BU TF726266
> Norfolk Hen Harrier Wolferton Triangle on S/side at 16:30 PE35 6EJ TF672278
> Norfolk 4 Hen Harrier Roydon Common NWT
> Norfolk Firecrest Beeston Common NR26 8RX TG165425
> Norfolk 20 Snow Bunting Winterton North Dunes at 15:30 NR29 4BQ TG496198
> Norfolk 25 Snow Bunting Cley NWT + 3 Water Pipit NR25 7SA TG049441
> Norfolk 113 Eurasian White-fronted Goose Holkham Freshmarsh from A149 NR23 1RN TF888439
> Norfolk 5 Hen Harrier Warham Greens NR23 1QD TF943437
> Norfolk 22 Snow Bunting Holkham Bay at 15:45 NR23 1RJ TF892458
> Norfolk 2 Short-eared Owl Waveney River Centre
> Norfolk 2 Hawfinch Lynford Arboretum in paddocks this mrng IP26 5HW TL822943
> Norfolk Redhead Smew Filby Broad at 13:40 NR29 3HH TG461136
> Norfolk Redhead Smew Ormesby Broad on Little Broad at 13:04 NR29 3LS TG463152
> Norfolk Black-necked Grebe Tottenhill GPs at 12:45
> Norfolk 5 Eurasian White-fronted Goose Nunnery Lakes at 12:45 IP24 2YW TL873822
> Norfolk 20 Snow Bunting Holkham Gap at 12:30
> Norfolk No Further Sign of Redhead Smew Cley NWT on Pat's Pool NR25 7SA TG049441
> Norfolk 30 Twite Thornham Harbour + Spotted Redshank TF728441 TF728441
> Norfolk Mealy Redpoll Weybourne on W/side of Beach Lane at pumping station NR25 7SR TG111435
> Norfolk Smew Cley NWT at 10:58 on Pat's Pool NR25 7SA TG049441
> Norfolk Short-eared Owl Winterton North Dunes NR29 4BQ TG496198
> Norfolk Water Pipit Titchwell RSPB on drained pool + 3 Spotted Redshank on tidal pool PE31 8BB TF759436
> Norfolk 6 Eurasian White-fronted Goose Nunnery Lakes in fields at 09:20 IP24 2YW TL873822
> Norfolk Black-necked Grebe Tottenhill GPs at 08:50