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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.

Sunday 10th January 2016

The three Shorelarks and c30 twite remainded around Thornham Harbour, with a Spotted Redshank and a pair of Stonechat noted there again too. A Peregrine was on the grazing marsh along with at least three Barn Owls, Velvet Scoter on the sea and a pair Stonechat along the eaast bank.

Norfolk News from Birdnet
> Norfolk Unconfirmed Report of Possible Brunnich's Guillemot Cley NWT on sea off the beach car park till 11:00 then flew/W NR25 7SA TG049441
> Norfolk Juvenile Pallid Harrier Flitcham 11:30 E/of B1153 off Abbey Road at Abbey Farm PE31 6BU TF726266
> Norfolk Juvenile Pallid Harrier Flitcham over stubble at Abbey Farm late mrng PE31 6BU TF726266
> Norfolk Juvenile Pallid Harrier Flitcham over stubble at Abbey Farm at 09:25 PE31 6BU TF726266
> Norfolk Juvenile Pallid Harrier Flitcham at 08:00 E/of B1153 off Abbey Road at Abbey Farm + Hen Harrier PE31 6BU TF726266
> Norfolk Cattle Egret Pentney GPs with ponies off Back Lane at 16:30
> Norfolk 4 Lapland Bunting Blakeney Freshmarsh in flight this evng
> Norfolk Juvenile Iceland Gull King's Lynn at 15:48 PE30 2QA TF631204
> Norfolk Cattle Egret Pentney GPs 15:15 in Pentney Village from Church Lane in field with ponies
> Norfolk Cattle Egret Pentney GPs flew n/from pony field at 14:10
> Norfolk Cattle Egret Pentney GPs at 13:44 with ponies from pull-in on road in front of Ashwood Lodge
> Norfolk Juvenile Rough-legged Buzzard Holkham Freshmarsh from Washington Hide at 12:23 NR23 1RN TF888439
> Norfolk Cattle Egret Bawsey at 12:08 with ponies in field. TF681181
> Norfolk 2 Lapland Bunting Blakeney Freshmarsh walk through NT gate on bend in sea wall & view base of fence after 80m
> Norfolk Cattle Egret Pentney GPs at 10:00
> Norfolk 2 Rough-legged Buzzard Haddiscoe Marshes at 09:00 on Haddiscoe Island NR31 9HZ TM451979
> Norfolk Great White Egret Holkham Freshmarsh N/of A149, W/of Bone's Drift + 60 Eurasian White-fronted Goose NR23 1RN TF888439
> Norfolk 3 Shorelark Holme NWT 09:20 at e/end on beach by Thornham Harbour mouth TF715449
> Norfolk 2 Rough-legged Buzzard Choseley Drying Barns at 09:25 in field to W/of Chalkpit Lane at S/end PE31 8PQ TF757420
> Norfolk Short-eared Owl Blakeney Harbour TG028441
> Norfolk Hawfinch Lynford Arboretum in the paddock at 15:15 IP26 5HW TL822943
> Norfolk Water Pipit Titchwell RSPB late mrng PE31 8BB TF759436
> Norfolk Black-necked Grebe Blakeney Harbour late a/noon + 2 Great Northern Diver TG028441
> Norfolk Ringtail Hen Harrier Stiffkey Fen past c/p this a/noon NR23 1QW TF990438
> Norfolk 4 Hen Harrier Warham Greens at 16:00 + 8 Bewick's Swan W/early a/noon & Short-eared Owl NR23 1QD TF943437
> Norfolk Male Hen Harrier Warham Greens mid a/noon NR23 1QD TF943437
> Norfolk Water Pipit Strumpshaw Fen RSPB at 14:45 from Fen Hide NR13 4HS TG341066
> Norfolk Black Redstart Burnham Overy at 13:40 by farm buildings opposite Beacon Hill Road PE31 8JJ TF853449
> Norfolk Mealy Redpoll Sculthorpe Moor on feeders at midday NR21 9GN TF901303
> Norfolk Male Hen Harrier Brancaster Staithe at 13:10 near golf course PE31 8BJ TF794442
> Norfolk Spotted Redshank Breydon Water RSPB from South Wall NR31 9QB TG464048
> Norfolk 60 Snow Bunting Winterton North Dunes NR29 4BQ TG496198
> Norfolk Red-necked Grebe Brancaster Staithe 11:34 showing very well PE31 8BJ TF794442
> Norfolk 2 Mealy Redpoll Weybourne NR25 7SR TG111435
> Norfolk Black-necked Grebe Blakeney Harbour + 3 Great Northern Diver TG028441
> Norfolk Red-necked Grebe Brancaster Staithe in the harbour PE31 8BJ TF794442
> Norfolk 30 Twite Thornham Harbour TF728441 TF728441
> Norfolk Mealy Redpoll Weybourne at pumping station on Beach Lane NR25 7SR TG111435