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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.

Thursday 1st December 2016

Norfolk News from Birdnet
Norfolk Isabelline Wheatear Burnham Overy Dunes at Gunn Hill on beach 200yds W/of boardwalk late mrng but mobile.Use Burnham Overy c/pk then follow sea wall NE/for 1ml then turn w/ PE31 8JJ TF879455
Norfolk Possible Siberian Chiffchaff Titchwell RSPB this a/noon PE31 8BB TF759436
Norfolk 3 Tundra Bean Goose (2 Adult + 1 Juvenile) 2mls S/of Brancaster N/of Lugden Hill Farm at 10:30 with Pink-footed Geese PE31 8AW TF772438
Norfolk 30 Shorelark Holkham Gap at E/end Norfolk 20 Taiga Bean Goose Buckenham Marshes RSPB + 2 Eurasian White-fronted Goose NR13 4HW TG351056
Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard 1.5mls SSE/of Titchwell at Choseley in field W/of road to Thornham then flew towards Beacon Hill. Burnham Market PE31 8PQ TF757420
Norfolk 40 Snow Bunting Winterton North Dunes on beach NR29 4BQ TG496198
Norfolk Hawfinch Santon Warren midday at Field Barn + Common Crossbill IP27 0TS TL833873 Norfolk 10 Long-tailed Duck off Titchwell RSPB + 4 Velvet Scoter & Slavonian Grebe PE31 8BB TF759436
Norfolk 47 Waxwing Costessey at 11:00 on Jerningham Road NR5 0RE TG182100
Norfolk Redhead Smew Snettisham RSPB from Shore Hide at 09:30 TF650328 Norfolk Spotted Redshank Breydon Water RSPB this mrng NR31 9QB TG464048
Norfolk 2 Water Pipit Titchwell RSPB on grazing meadow + 2 Jack Snipe PE31 8BB TF759436