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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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Thursday 9th June 2016

Two Spoonbills started the day on the Broadwater and were viewable from the car park hide, with a Turtle Dove also noted feeding on the edge of the sea buckthorn opposite the car park. The biggest surprise of the day though was a summer plumaged Great Northern Diver, seen on the sea behind the Observatory. A pair of Med Gulls were again seen along the Broadwater later in the morning.

Two Spoonbills on the Broadwater near the car park - Holme Bird Obs, June 2016

Great Northern Diver in full summer plumage on the sea - Holme Bird Obs, June 2016

Norfolk News from Birdnet
> Norfolk Pectoral Sandpiper Titchwell RSPB at 19:00 on freshmarsh near brick tern island PE31 8BB TF759436
> Norfolk Spoonbill E/over Titchwell RSPB late a/noon PE31 8BB TF759436
> Norfolk 2 Spoonbill Hickling Broad NWT on Rush Hill Scrape, viewable from hide on Weaver's Way NR12 0BW TG429221
> Norfolk Pectoral Sandpiper Titchwell RSPB PE31 8BB TF759436
> Norfolk Great White Egret Holkham Freshmarsh mid a/noon from Joe Jordan Hide NR23 1RN TF888439
> Norfolk 2 Spoonbill Holme Dunes NWT on Broad Water + Great Northern Diver offshore this mng
> Norfolk Great Northern Diver Holme NOA in summer plumage + 2 Spoonbill at Broad Water & Turtle Dove by c/pk TF717450