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CORONAVIRUS UPDATE – NOA HIDES RE-OPENING FROM MONDAY 14TH SEPTEMBER 2020

The NOA is opening hides on all reserves to members again from 14th September 2020. There are still some restrictions and please be aware that these are: Face coverings will be required in all NOA hides until further notice, unless you are exempt for wearing them. Only 2 people from different households may use any hide at one time. A single household of more than two people is permitted, provided no-one else is using it. We are still not able to admit visitors inside the Observatory centre at present. We regret the inconvenience to all our members and visitors caused by the loss of use of these facilities during the first five months of the COVID-19 outbreak. Please be considerate of the restrictions we have put in place, allowing us to restore access as safely as possible. Thank you for your understanding.

Tuesday 31st May 2016

Winds of over 40mph and driving rain meant a rather unpleasant day to say the least! Surprisingly though there were a few birds and moths; At least two Spotted Flycatchers took shelter around the pines near the Observatory building and eight Little Terns were feeding over the Broadwater. Seven species of moth were in the traps, a Fox Moth being slightly more unusual.

Spotted Flycatcher near the Observatory building - Holme Bird Obs, May 2016

 Little Terns over the Broadwater in a downpour - Holme Bird Obs, May 2016

 Fox Moth from the traps - Holme Bird Obs, May 2016

Norfolk News from Birdnet
> Norfolk Spoonbill Titchwell RSPB on Patsy's Reedbed PE31 8BB TF759436
> Norfolk 3 Arctic Tern Titchwell RSPB this a/noon PE31 8BB TF759436
> Late News Yesterday Norfolk 2 Glossy Ibis Nunnery Lakes from hide IP24 2YW TL873822