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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 24th August 2016

Smaller numbers of Willow Warblers were again present on the site today with a further nine trapped and ringed. A new species from a ringing perspective was added to the Observatory list, Yellow Wagtail, which was a surprise find in the Meadow Pipit nets on the east bank along side a Pied Wagtail an usual species in itself. Green Sandpiper and Greenshank were again on the Broadwater, Green and Great Spotted Woodpecker in the pines, and up to three Arctic Skuas chasing Terns over the sea.

Yellow and Pied Wagtail after processing - Holme Bird Obs, August 2016