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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.

Sunday 24th July 2016

A quiet day with high temperatures in the afternoon, a Turtle Dove was on wires near Redwell Marsh, 8 Eiders flew west offshore, and a Reed Warbler and a Whitethroat were trapped and ringed in the morning.

In the moth traps there was slightly less variety than the previous day but 2 female Oak Eggars and 22 Ruby Tigers were of note, together with a Pine Hawk Moth.

Norfolk News from Birdnet Norfolk Male Lesser Emperor dragonfly Filby Broad from boardwalk NR29 3HH TG461136
Norfolk Adult White-rumped Sandpiper Snettisham RSPB at 10:30 at S/end of pits showing well + 4 AD Curlew Sandpiper & Little Stint TF650328
Norfolk Stone Curlew Titchwell RSPB till 19:20 on freshmarsh then flew S/ PE31 8BB TF759436
Norfolk 18 Spoonbill Titchwell RSPB this a/noon + Little Stint PE31 8BB TF759436
Norfolk 3 Spoonbill Hickling Broad NWT at 20:10 on Rush Hill Scrape viewable from hide on Weavers Way + Wood Sandpiper & 3 Little Gull NR12 0BW TG429221
Norfolk 12 Spoonbill Titchwell RSPB on freshmarsh + 2 AD Curlew Sandpiper & 3 Spotted Redshank PE31 8BB TF759436
Norfolk Short-eared Owl Horsey from Nelson Head Trrack NR29 4EP TG477228
Norfolk 2 Black Tern Breydon Water this evng NR31 9QB TG464048
Norfolk 4 Spotted Redshank Breydon Water RSPB NR31 9QB TG464048
Norfolk 5 Adult Curlew Sandpiper Titchwell RSPB on freshmarsh early evng + Little Stint PE31 8BB TF759436
Norfolk Wood Sandpiper Cley NWT on North Scrape NR25 7SA TG049441
Norfolk Black Tern W/over Cley NWT at 09:40 NR25 7SA TG049441