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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.

Saturday 10th December 2016

Norfolk News from Birdnet
Norfolk Isabelline Wheatear Burnham Overy Dunes early a/noon between boardwalk & Gun Hill.Use Burnham Overy c/pk then follow sea wall NE/for 1ml then turn W/ PE31 8JJ TF879455
Norfolk Hume's Yellow-browed Warbler at S/edge of Scratby Hall at 12:30
Norfolk Hume's Yellow-browed Warbler just W/of Scratby at 10:35 at the edge of Scrubby Hall but elusive
Norfolk Probable Rough-legged Buzzard Reported Holkham Freshmarsh in tree at 12:20 + 33 Eurasian White-fronted Goose NR23 1RN TF888439
Norfolk 1st Winter Caspian Gull Cley next the Sea on Simmond's Scrape late a'noon NR25 7SA TG049441
Norfolk Juvenile Glaucous Gull Gramborough Hill at 15:08 NR25 7XW TG085441 Norfolk Spoonbill Cley NWT flew past Daukes' mid a/noon NR25 7SA TG049441
Norfolk Cattle Egret Surlingham again at 14:00 off The Street E/of The Covey in cattle field N/of Ted Ellis NR entrance NR14 7AL TG324058
Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard Burnham Overy this mrng PE31 8JJ TF853449
Norfolk Lapland Bunting flewover Titchwell RSPB at 11:30 PE31 8BB TF759436
Norfolk 45 Shorelark E/of Holkham Gap Norfolk 6 Tundra Bean Goose Blakeney Freshes in NE/corner late mrng
Norfolk Spoonbill Cley NWT at 10:35 on saltings w/of West Bank NR25 7SA TG049441
Norfolk Great White Egret Norwich flew S/over A47 at 10:01 NR2 1AW TG228084
Norfolk Cattle Egret Ted Ellis NR, Surlingham in field n/of entrance at 08:10
Norfolk Juvenile Great Northern Diver Martham Broad at 12:10 NR29 4DJ TG459202
Norfolk Snow Bunting Cley NWT flew/W along beach + Velvet Scoter NR25 7SA TG049441 Norfolk 22 Waxwing Costessey on Jerningham Road NR5 0RE TG182100
Norfolk 65 Long-tailed Duck Titchwell RSPB offshore + 5 Scaup & 11 Velvet Scoter PE31 8BB TF759436
Norfolk 12 Twite Blakeney Freshmarsh at 08:10 but mobile
Norfolk 43 Long-tailed Duck Titchwell RSPB offshore PE31 8BB TF759436