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COVID-19 Update Monday 12th April 2021

Further to the lifting of restrictions on Monday 12th April 2021 the NOA reserves and car parks remain open to visitors but hides remain closed. We are hoping to be able to open hides to visitors on Monday 17th May 2021 in line with expected changes to government restrictions, and will post further updates on this page prior to the changes commencing.
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Sunday 17th April 2016

A better day but with a cool north breeze, highlights included 25 Swallows, 2 House Martins, 2 Cetti's Warblers, 10 Chiffchaffs, 4 Willow Warblers, 4 Blackcaps, 3 Lesser Whitethroat, 1 Whitethroat, 3 Sedge Warblers, and a female Ring Ouzel at the east end of Holme village. Also of note were a female Wheatear, a Tree Sparrow near the NWT feeders, and a single Yellow Wagtail flying over.

At Walsey Hills a Tawny Owl was heard in the morning, other highlights included 7 Mediterranean Gulls, 35 Swallows and 14 Sand Martins, 4 Willow Warbler, 3 Chiffchaff and 5 Blackcap. The first Holly Blue and Orange-tip butterflies were also notable.