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CORONAVIRUS UPDATE – Tuesday 29th DECEMBER 2020

Further to the announcement of a Tier 4 (Stay at home) lockdown in Norfolk, the NOA has closed all hides on its nature reserves. While we would discourage anyone from travelling too far during this crucial time, our reserves themselves will remain open for local visitors and usual charges will apply for non-members. Please follow government advice, and respect social distancing at all times. We will restore access to our facilities as and when government restrictions permit.

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Tuesday 5th January 2015

The Shorelarks remained and were showing well in the mouth of  Thornham Harbour. The Twite, around 20 birds, were near the small car park in the Harbour itself ,with a Spotted Redshank also in the area. . Both Hen Harrier and Peregrine were noted on the grazing marsh along with at least two Barn Owls,  joined at one point by an optimistic sky dancing male Marsh Harrier making it  hard to believe its only January the 5th !  Pairs of Stonechats remained near the observatory and in Thornham Harbour.

 Sky dancing Marsh Harrier - Holme Bird Obs, January 2016
1st year Redwing, complete with fault bar in the tail, ringed this morning at the observatory - Holme Bird Obs, January 2016