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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.

Friday 4th March 2016

A female Merlin was on the grazing marsh and a Bittern drifted over the reedbeds.
Norfolk News from Birdnet
> Norfolk Juvenile Rough-legged Buzzard E/of Choseley Drying Barns at 17:35 in tree from Chalkpit Lane PE31 8PQ TF757420
> Norfolk Spoonbill Warham Greens late a/noon NR23 1QD TF943437
> Norfolk Great White Egret Bowthorpe Marsh at 16:15
> Norfolk Great White Egret Bowthorpe Marsh between here & Earlham Marsh mid a/noon
> Norfolk 5 Lapland Bunting Blakeney Freshmarsh at 10:30 near NT gate by bend in sea wall + 7 Twite
> Norfolk 5 Hen Harrier Warham Greens in the roost this evng + Short-eared Owl NR23 1QD TF943437
> Norfolk Red-necked Grebe Weybourne offshore NR25 7SR TG111435
> Norfolk 2 Ringtail Hen Harrier Titchwell RSPB in the roost this evng PE31 8BB TF759436
> Norfolk 11 Snow Bunting Cley NWT on beach N/of Arnold's Marsh this a/noon NR25 7SA TG049441
> Norfolk Shag Nunnery Lakes at 15:40 in area with no general access IP24 2YW TL873822
> Norfolk 40 Snow Bunting Winterton North Dunes + Short-eared Owl NR29 4BQ TG496198
> Norfolk Shag Nunnery Lakes at 0:9:40 but no sign since IP24 2YW TL873822
> Norfolk Purple Sandpiper Sheringham by Funky Mackerel Cafe on groin at 13:00 NR26 8BQ TG159435
> Norfolk 24 Snow Bunting Winterton North Dunes on the beach NR29 4BQ TG496198
> Norfolk 2 Water Pipit Titchwell RSPB PE31 8BB TF759436