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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 5th January 2017

Highlights today were 5 Tundra Bean Geese and 3 White-fronted Geese in amongst the Pink-feet on the grazing marsh, the Ferruginous Duck was seen again on the Broadwater, and 2 Glaucous Gulls were seen following trawlers offshore.

Norfolk News from Birdnet
Norfolk Great White Egret King's Lynn N/over A47 bypass at 16:00 + 20 Whooper Swan at Wiggenhall St.Germans relief channel S/of bridge PE30 2QA TF631204
Norfolk Siberian Chiffchaff Heacham South Beach PE31 7AX TF663376
Norfolk 31 Shorelark Holkham Gap on saltmarsh 500yds E/of gap at 15:30
Norfolk 3 Juvenile Glaucous Gull Titchwell RSPB late a/noon on beach PE31 8BB TF759436 Norfolk Glaucous Gull Winterton on beach at 16:35 NR29 4BQ TG496198
Norfolk 4 Tundra Bean Goose Flitcham at 16:00 with Pink-footed Geese + 2 Eurasian White-fronted Goose & Female Hen Harrier PE31 6BU TF726266 N
Norfolk Female Ferruginous Duck Ranworth Broad NWT 13:00 at Malthouse Broad NR13 6HS TG358151
Norfolk Drake Ferruginous Duck Holme NOA mid a/noon on Broadwater,viewable from obs or coastal path to Thornham TF717450
Norfolk 2 Juvenile Glaucous Gull Titchwell RSPB early a/noon on beach W//of main path PE31 8BB TF759436
Norfolk Glaucous Gull Thornham Harbour flew E/behind trawler mid a/noon TF728441 TF728441 Norfolk Adult Glaucous Gull Cley NWT on Arnold's Marsh at 14:25 NR25 7SA TG049441
Norfolk 2 Shorelark Salthouse mid a/noon 100yds W/of Little Eye NR25 7XW TG082443
Norfolk Tundra Bean Goose Ludham Norfolk Adult Glaucous Gull Cley NWT at 11:43 on Arnold's Marsh NR25 7SA TG049441
Norfolk 2 Shorelark Salthouse 300yds W/of N/end of Beach Road at 11:30 NR25 7XW TG082443 Norfolk Adult Glaucous Gull Salthouse t1ll 11:33 on pool W/of beach c/pk then flew out to sea NR25 7XW TG082443
Norfolk Juvenile Glaucous Gull between Cley & Salthouse at 11:10 flew W/along beach 1ml E/of East Bank
Norfolk 4 Cattle Egret Halvergate E/of village S/of Stone Road late mrng
Norfolk Juvenile Glaucous Gull Snettisham Coastal Park on beach N/of cross bank at 10:30 + Great Northern Diver & 16 Scaup TF648335
Norfolk Juvenile Glaucous Gull W/past Titchwell RSPB PE31 8BB TF759436
Norfolk Lapland Bunting Titchwell RSPB on Thornham Marsh + 40 Long-tailed Duck offshore & Great Northern Diver PE31 8BB TF759436