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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.

Thursday 8th Decenber 2016

Highlights on the sea included single Great Northern and Black-throated Divers and two Long-tailed Ducks and on the NWT reserve a ringtail Hen Harrier was seen mid morning hunting over the dunes.

Norfolk News from Birdnet
Norfolk Isabelline Wheatear Burnham Overy Dunes this a/noon at 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 just W/of Scratby this a/noon off Yarmouth Road at edge of Scratbyy Hall viewed from footpath. Keep to public rights of way
Norfolk 15 Shorelark E/of Holkham Gap at 15:00
Norfolk Great White Egret Strumpshaw Fen RSPB at 09:00 NR13 4HS TG341066
Norfolk Great White Egret Narborough at Narford Lake + Scaup
Norfolk 11 Taiga Bean Goose Buckenham Marshes RSPB near railway at 12:30 + 23 Eurasian White-fronted Goose NR13 4HW TG351056
Norfolk Cattle Egret N/of Ted Ellis NR, Surlingham in field N/.of entrance NR14 7AL TG324058 Norfolk 2 Great White Egret Happisburgh S/over cricket pitch NR12 0PR TG384309
Norfolk 2 Great White Egret W/over Blakeney Freshmarsh at 11:03
Norfolk Little Bunting SW/of Guist trapped & ringed at Guist Common
Norfolk Scaup Ormesby Little Broad TG462139 Norfolk 4 1st Winter Scaup Tottenhill GPs + White-fronted Goose
Norfolk 2 Water Pipit Titchwell RSPB PE31 8BB TF759436
Norfolk Juvenile Great Northern Diver Martham Broad South this a/noon,view from S/side NR29 4DJ TG459202
Norfolk 2 Spotted Redshank Titchwell RSPB on tidal marsh + Velvet Scoter & Long-tailed Duck offshore PE31 8BB TF759436
Norfolk 4 Scaup off Thornham Point