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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.

Friday 10th February 2017

Norfolk News from Birdnet
Norfolk Juvenile Glaucous Gull Stiffkey off Green Way late a/noon + 1.2 Male Ringtail Hen Harrier NR23 1QL TF975431
Norfolk Great White Egret Halvergate Marshes near Fleet Farm at 13:45, no general access
Norfolk Juvenile Glaucous Gull Thetford on SW/side off London Road on Burrell Way + 1w Caspian Gull IP24 2EP TL873826
Norfolk Juvenile Glaucous Gull Cley NWT on Cricket Marsh at 14:50 NR25 7SA TG049441 Norfolk Juvenile Glaucous Gull Winterton on beach + 15 Snow Bunting NR29 4BQ TG496198 Norfolk 30 Shorelark Holkham Bay 1/3ml E/of Holkham Gap at 11:30 NR23 1RJ TF892458
Norfolk 1st Winter Little Gull Sheringham at 15:00 off shelter NR26 8BQ TG159435
Norfolk 35 Hawfinch Lynford Arboretum in pines at rear of paddocks IP26 5HW TL822943
Norfolk Hooded Crow Mautby Norfolk 6 Waxwing Hunstanton at 14:10 by Tesco petrol station PE36 5AH TF672409
Norfolk Black-necked Grebe Thorpe St.Andrew at Thorpe Marshes at 11:30on N/side of St.Andrew's Broad NR14 6PY TM441985
Norfolk Black Redstart Wells 11:30 at East Quay on shore opposite sailing club NR23 1AR TF917437
Norfolk Black Redstart Great Yarmouth 10:45 at Gapton Hall Road on roof of DIY store NR30 1EB TG531078
Norfolk 22 Velvet Scoter Titchwell RSPB offshore + Red-throated Diver on Thornham Pool & Water Pipit PE31 8BB TF759436
Norfolk 50 Snow Bunting Titchwell RSPB on the beach by the boardwalk PE31 8BB TF759436