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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.

Wednesday 16th March 2016

Highlights today were a Red Kite that drifted low over the pines, a Blackcap singing early morning in scrub near the disabled Car park and a Cetti's warbler singing on the edge of the Broadwater. A Greenshank was also on Lavender Marsh.

Norfolk News from Birdnet
> Norfolk Great White Egret 2.75mls W/of Norwich at Earlham Marsh flew to Bowthorpe Marsh at 15:45
> Norfolk Drake Green-winged Teal Cantley Marshes RSPB at 17:00 on flood beyond sewage works TG378039
> Norfolk 4 Lapland Bunting Blakeney Freshmarsh 12:20 at NT gate by bend in sea wall + 7 Twite & 3 AD Pale-bellied Brent Goose
> Norfolk Great Grey Shrike Grime's Graves at 10:30 W/of entrance track TL815900
> Norfolk Adult Black Brant Snettisham RSPB behind Inner Bank + Pale-bellied Brent Goose & White-fronted Goose TF650328
> Norfolk No Sign of Drake Green-winged Teal Cantley Marshes RSPB mid mrng TG378039
> Norfolk Ringtail Hen Harrier Roydon Common NWT this a/noon
> Norfolk Firecrest Holkham NNR E/of Washington Hide TF884451
> Norfolk 5 Hawfinch Lynford Arboretum minimum in the paddock this mrng IP26 5HW TL822943
> Norfolk 2 Raven SE/over Thetford at Spring Walk IP24 2EP TL873826