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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.

Monday 23rd January 2017

The Ferruginous Duck was present as usual, with at least 3 Bearded Tits feeding along the near side of Broadwater and a male Stonechat along the east bank. A Greenshank was on lavender marsh, and 32 Twite sailed over the Observatory early afternoon.
Norfolk News from Birdnet
Norfolk No Sign of Great Grey Shrike Nar Valley Fisheries this a/noon but Great White Egret present briefly & Redhead Smew TF675135
Norfolk 2 Great White Egret 2mls NNW/of King's Lynn at Lynn Point on saltmarsh + Female Hen Harrier & Short-eared Owl also probable hybrid Black Brant x Dark-bellied Brent Goose PE30 2QA TF631204
Norfolk Great White Egret just E/of Marlingford on water meadows this a/noon NR9 5JA TG141092 Norfolk Adult Drake Ferruginous Duck Holme NOA at 14:45 on Broadwater, viewable from the obs or coastal path to Thornham TF717450
Norfolk 8 Tundra Bean Goose Weybourne E/of windmill at 14:40 NR25 7SR TG111435
Norfolk 2 Juvenile Glaucous Gull Cley NWT at 14:00 E/of Beach Road at 13:15 NR25 7SA TG049441
Norfolk 2 Juvenile Glaucous Gull E/of Overstrand along beach at 13:00 NR27 0PF TG246410 Norfolk 6 Shorelark Blakeney Point at The Hood this mrng + Spotted Redshank in harbour NR25 7DJ TG007464
Norfolk 25 Shorelark Holkham Bay on tideline 1ml W/of Holkham Gap at 11:45 NR23 1RJ TF892458
Norfolk Great White Egret Holkham Freshmarsh + 190 Eurasian White-fronted Goose NR23 1RN TF888439
Norfolk Juvenile Glaucous Gull Hunstanton at 08:00 on beach below cliffs by lighthouse PE36 5AH TF672409
Norfolk Juvenile Glaucous Gull Sidestrand on beach at 08:15 NR27 0LT TG265395