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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 16th October 2016

A wash out in the morning with strong southerlies severely impeding migration. A Great Grey Shrike was in the area west of the car parks but there was little else of particular note. Thrushes, Skylarks and finches continued to battle their way in during the day.

Norfolk News from Birdnet
Norfolk 2 Olive-backed Pipit Wells Woods at 16:00 S/of W/end of beach chalets NR23 1DR TF909453
Norfolk Olive-backed Pipit Wells Woods near drinking pool at 11:50. NR23 1DR TF909453
Norfolk Probable Olive-backed Pipit Bacton Bacon Wood by main track from Ridlington road briefly at 10:00
Norfolk 2 Yellow-browed Warbler Holme Dunes NNR in area Norfolk 8 Lapland Bunting Titchwell RSPB + 3 Yellow-browed Warbler, Ring Ouzel & 8 Twite PE31 8BB TF759436
Norfolk 5 Shorelark Trimingham in 2nd field W/of clifftop wood NR11 8EG TG279388
Norfolk Radde's Warbler Warham Greens at 16:40 along Garden Drove 40yds S/of N/end but elusive NR23 1QD TF943437 Norfolk Great Grey Shrike Holme NOA W/of C/pk TF717450
Norfolk Cattle Egret Blakeney Freshmarsh at 15:53 on N/side with cattle viewable from sea wall Norfolk Cattle Egret Blakeney Freshmarsh mid a/noon, viewable from Friary Hills NT
Norfolk Barred Warbler Burnham Overy Dunes at 14:55 N/of A149 by track to dunes in hedge S/of Sea wall PE31 8JJ TF879455
Norfolk Radde's Warbler Warham Greens mid a/noon along Garden Drove midway between concrete pad & N/end NR23 1QD TF943437 Norfolk Cattle Egret Friary Hill NT at 13:55 but elusive
Norfolk Yellow-browed Warbler Blakeney at Friary Hills NT NR25 7DJ TG007464
Norfolk 2 Yellow-browed Warbler Stiffkey Campsite Wood midday today. + Ring Ouzel & Hen Harrier NR23 1QF TF964439 Norfolk Dusky Warbler Cromer at W/end of golf course NE/of lighthouse in fenced-off area at 12:35. NR27 9HE TG219423
Norfolk Cattle Egret Cley NWT 12:50 Blakeney Freshes with cattle. NR25 7SA TG049441
Norfolk Radde's Warbler Warham Greens 12 midday along Garden Drove btwn concrete pad and N/end. NR23 1QD TF943437
Norfolk Pallas's Warbler Winterton-on-Sea in lighthouse garden.
Norfolk 2 Yellow-browed Warbler Great Yarmouth Cemetery NR30 1DW TG526082
Norfolk Radde's Warbler Warham Greens at 09:30 along Garden Drove NR23 1QD TF943437 Norfolk Barred Warbler Burnham Overy Dunes by track to dunes in bushes 300yds S/of sea wall PE31 8JJ TF879455 Norfolk Barred Warbler Burnham Overy Staithe by sea wall
Norfolk 2 Yellow-browed Warbler Wells Woods at Pinewoods Holiday Park NR23 1DR TF909453 Norfolk Radde's Warbler Warham Greens along Garden Drove between concrete pad & N/end showing well NR23 1QD TF943437 Norfolk 3 Spoonbill Titchwell RSPB this mrng + 2 Little Stint & 2 Yellow-browed Warbler PE31 8BB TF759436