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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.

Sunday 28th February 2016

A Red Kite drifted east over the grazing marsh and 2 Spoonbills flew west over the NWT Dunes Reserve.  A Greenshank and 2 Avocets were at Gore Point, and both Barn and Tawny Owl were noted. A female Blackcap was opposite the Richardson Hide and at least 6 Siskins were around the pines.

Norfolk News from Birdnet
> Norfolk No Further Sign of Penduline Tit Strumpshaw Fen RSPB by late a/noon NR13 4HS TG341066
> Norfolk Penduline Tit Strumpshaw Fen RSPB flew past Fen Hide at 07:00 NR13 4HS TG341066
> Norfolk 20 Lapland Bunting Reported Blakeney Freshmarsh at NT gate by bend in sea wall
> Norfolk White Stork (Polish ringed) Welney WWT at 17:25 on flood S/of c/pk showing well PE14 9TN TL548946
> Norfolk White Stork (ringed)from visitor centre Welney WWT at 15:55 from cafe PE14 9TN TL548946
> Norfolk Adult Black Brant Stiffkey Fen on River Stiffkey opposite Stiffkey Fen then flew inland NR23 1QW TF990438
> Norfolk 2 Spoonbill Holme Dunes NNR on grazing marsh mid a/noon
> Norfolk Spoonbill Cley NWT till 12:43 by East Bank then flew E/ + 10 Snow Bunting on shingle E/of East Bank NR25 7SA TG049441
> Norfolk White Stork (Polish ringed) Welney WWT at 11:55 circling over NE/end of reserve & drifting N/ PE14 9TN TL548946
> Norfolk White Stork (Polish ringed) between Welney WWT & Ten Mile Bank in flight at 11:30 PE14 9TN TL548946
> Norfolk Great Grey Shrike S/of Grime's Graves in clearing along track from Field Barn TL815900
> Norfolk 9 Lapland Bunting Blakeney Freshmarsh at 09:45 by NT gate near bend in sea wall showing well