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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 19th January 2017

The Ferruginous Duck was still present, and 2 Bearded Tits were in the reeds on the northern edge of Broadwater. 40 Twite were at Thornham Harbour.

Norfolk News from Birdnet
Norfolk Great White Egret Lynford GP Norfolk Tundra Bean Goose Breydon Water opposite pumphouse on South Wall NR31 9QB TG464048
Norfolk Adult Iceland Gull Hemsby late a/noon NR29 4JG TG506172
Norfolk Adult Drake Ferruginous Duck Holme NOA on Broadwater at 10;15, viewable from the obs or coastal path to Thornham TF717450
Norfolk 3 Glaucous Gull (1 Adult + 2 Juvenile) Sheringham on seafront this a/noon NR26 8BQ TG159435
Norfolk Tundra Bean Goose Thetford at Nunnery Lakes NR with Greylag Geese + AD Eurasian White-fronted Goose view from TL873816 IP24 2YW TL873822
Norfolk Juvenile Glaucous Gull NNW/of King's Lynn at Fisher Fleet drifted N/along River at 12:50 PE30 2QA TF631204
Norfolk Juvenile Glaucous Gull Salthouse at end of Beach Road NR25 7XW TG082443
Norfolk Juvenile Iceland Gull Thetford at 11:56 on SW/side off London Road at Burrell Way on roof near Recycling Centre IP24 2EP TL873826
Norfolk 3 Glaucous Gull (1 Adult + 2 Juvenile) Sheringham + 2 Purple Sandpiper NR26 8BQ TG159435
Norfolk 60 Snow Bunting Cley NWT on shingle N/of Arnold's Marsh NR25 7SA TG049441
Norfolk Water Pipit Strumpshaw Fen RSPB NR13 4HS TG341066
Norfolk 35 Hawfinch Lynford Arboretum roosted this evng IP26 5HW TL822943
Norfolk Male Golden Pheasant Wolferton Triangle at 09:25 on N/side near Give Way sign PE35 6EJ TF672278
Norfolk Male Black Redstart Cromer 12:55 at E/end of promenade NR27 9HE TG219423
Norfolk 100 Bewick's Swan Ludham Airfield by Ludham Road just W/of airfield + 5 Whooper Swan Norfolk Female/Immature Black Redstart Wells at 11:45 on green boat shed at East Quay NR23 1AR TF917437
Norfolk 291 Eurasian White-fronted Goose North Creake at 11:30 in field by road just N/of Creake Abbey
Norfolk Black-throated Diver off Titchwell RSPB + Red-necked Grebe & Great Northern Diver PE31 8BB TF759436
Norfolk Waxwing Kelling NW/over Weynor Gardens NR25 7ED TG095436
Norfolk 88 Eurasian White-fronted Goose Blakeney Freshmarsh till 16:00 then flew S/over village