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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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Wednesday 4th May 2016

A southerly wind direction and sunshine produced a very pleasant day here at the Observatory, with the birds appearing to take advantage of the weather with an obvious increase in bird song and activity around the site. Ringing conditions were not ideal but Willow Warbler, Blackcap, 2 Common Whitethroats, 2 Lesser Whitethroats and 2 Reed Warblers were all trapped and ringed. Birds recorded today included a Red Kite, Turtle Dove and Cuckoo. The moth trap produced five species including the Muslin Moth and Natterjack Toads were also very vocal - their calling clearly audible around the Broadwater.

 
Muslin Moth - Holme Bird Obs, May 2016