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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.

Tuesday 19th January 2016

Norfolk News from Birdnet
> Norfolk Lesser Yellowlegs Breydon Water 14:00 at W/end at Burgh Castle NR31 9QB TG464048
> Norfolk Juvenile Pallid Harrier Flitcham at 13:50 1/2ml E/of B1153 off Abbey Road at Abbey Farm PE31 6BU TF726266
> Norfolk Great Grey Shrike Cockley Cley
> Norfolk Juvenile Glaucous Gull Great Yarmouth at 14:25 on roof of house at seaward end of Beaconsfield Road NR30 1EB TG531078
> Norfolk 3 Shorelark Burnham Overy on beach just N/of Gun Hill this mrng + Spoonbill .Access via boardwalk PE31 8JJ TF853449
> Norfolk Great White Egret Colney GPs in SW/corner of marsh at 13:40
> Norfolk Juvenile Rough-legged Buzzard between Thornham & Choseley W/of Choseley Road in tree at 13:20
> Norfolk Serin Downham Market at 12:39 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 Juvenile Glaucous Gull Great Yarmouth just N/of Beaconsfield Receational Park at 12:05 but mobile NR30 1EB TG531078
> Norfolk 1st Winter Grey Phalarope Cley NWT E/of East Bank on The Serpentine + Red-necked Grebe NR25 7SA TG049441
> Norfolk 2 Lapland Bunting Blakeney Freshmarsh mid mrng + 7 Twite
> Norfolk Juvenile Rough-legged Buzzard SSE/of Titchwell 1/2ml E/of Choseley Drying Barns in fields E/of Chalkpit Lane at 09:20 PE31 8PQ TF757420
> Norfolk 1st Winter Grey Phalarope Cley NWT E/of East Ban on pools but mobile NR25 7SA TG049441
> Norfolk Great White Egret 2.75mls W/of Norwich at Bowthorpe Marsh bear B1108 By River Yare at 08:40
> Norfolk Great White Egret W/of Norwich at Earlham Marsh N/of B1108 by River Yare at 08:15 then flew towards Bowthorpe Marsh
> Norfolk 30 Twite Thornham Harbour TF728441 TF728441
> Norfolk Water Pipit Titchwell RSPB on grazing meadow + Male Hen Harrier in roost PE31 8BB TF759436
> Norfolk Slavonian Grebe Blakeney Harbour at W/end TG028441
> Norfolk Bittern Cley NWT NR25 7SA TG049441
> Norfolk 6 Eurasian White-fronted Goose Thetford at Nunnery Lakes in field W/of River Little Ouse early a/noon IP24 2YW TL873822
> Norfolk Bonxie off Winterton at 14:30 then flew S/ NR29 4BQ TG496198
> Norfolk 45 Snow Bunting Winterton North Dunes on beach NR29 4BQ TG496198
> Norfolk 2 Mealy Redpoll Weybourne 250yds N/of A149 at pumping station on W/side of Beach Lane NR25 7SR TG111435
> Norfolk Water Pipit Cley NWT from Babcock Hide late mrng NR25 7SA TG049441
> Norfolk 25 Snow Bunting E/of Cley NWT on shingle E/of N/end of East Bank at 10:55 NR25 7SA TG049441
> Norfolk 36 Eurasian White-fronted Goose SW/over Great Yarmouth at 09:15 NR30 1EB TG531078
> Norfolk Male Golden Pheasant Wolferton Triangle on N/side at 08:15 PE35 6EJ TF672278