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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.

Saturday 12th November 2016

A wash-out overall, nevertheless a single Waxwing was opposite the entrance to Redwell Marsh this morning, and a female Long-tailed Duck was asleep on the Broadwater most of the afternoon.

Norfolk News from Birdnet
Norfolk Isabelline Wheatear Burnham Overy Dunes on beach NE/of Gun Hill at 14:15 + Short-eared Owl PE31 8JJ TF879455
Norfolk 70 Shorelark Holkham Bay on saltmarsh NR23 1RJ TF892458
Norfolk Lapland Bunting flew over Sheringham NR26 8BQ TG159435
Norfolk Caspian Gull Cley next the Sea this evng on simmonds Scrape NR25 7SA TG049441 Norfolk 3 Tundra Bean Goose Kelling between here & Salthouse NR25 7ED TG095436
Norfolk White-fronted Goose Titchwell RSPB + Long-tailed Duck & 2 Velvet Scoter PE31 8BB TF759436
Norfolk Waxwing Holme next the Sea opposite entrance this mrng + Long-tailed Duck
Norfolk 3 Hen Harrier Warham Greens at 16:15 NR23 1QD TF943437
Norfolk Short-eared Owl Breydon Water this a'noon NR31 9QB TG464048
Norfolk Short-eared Owl Castle Acre then flew W/at 11:00 Norfolk Ring Ouzel Morston by A149 at 16:10 NR25 7DJ TG011444
Norfolk Velvet Scoter Whitlingham CP on Great Broad SE/ of island
Norfolk Hooded Crow W/of Aylmerton by A148 mid a'noon
Norfolk Waxwing Martham at 13:40 at Flegg High School entrance NR29 4DJ TG459202
Norfolk 2 Velvet Scoter flew past Sheringham early mrng NR26 8BQ TG159435
Norfolk 3 Water Pipit Titchwell RSPB + 2 Jack Snipe PE31 8BB TF759436
Norfolk 2 Waxwing Martham at 10:25 at Flegg High School NR29 4DJ TG459202
Norfolk Velvet Scoter Whitlingham CP at 09:10 SE/of island
Norfolk 2 Waxwing Martham at Flegg High School entrance this mrng NR29 4DJ TG459202