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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.

Saturday 11th February 2017

Norfolk News from Birdnet
Norfolk Juvenile Glaucous Gull Hemsby on beach late a/noon NR29 4JG TG506172
Norfolk 6 Tundra Bean Goose Ringland at 16:30 by River Wensum in field + 137 Greylag Goose NR8 6AB TG137139
Norfolk 18 Common Crane Repps between here & Ashby TG428166
Norfolk Great White Egret Holkham Freshmarsh at 16:30 from Washington Hide NR23 1RN TF888439
Norfolk 6 Tundra Bean Goose Ringland by River Wensum + 88 Greylag Goose NR8 6AB TG137139
Norfolk 30 Shorelark W/side of Holkham Gap Norfolk Great Grey Shrike 1ml S/of Swaffham W/of A1065 at Brake Hill Farm this a/noon PE37 7AP TF820090
Norfolk Adult Glaucous Gull Sidestrand on beach c1.6km E/of Overstrand Beach Access NR27 0LT TG265395
Norfolk Adult Winter Glaucous Gull Thetford on Burrell Way IP24 2EP TL873826
Norfolk Adult Winter Glaucous Gull Breydon Water this a/noon NR31 9QB TG464048
Norfolk 31 Russian White-Fronted Goose Fakenham in Beet Field near Deben Lodge this mng Norfolk Spoonbill Blakeney Freshmarsh
Norfolk Juvenile Glaucous Gull Cley NWT at 10:25 on Cricket Marsh NR25 7SA TG049441 Norfolk Juvenile Glaucous Gull Blakeney Freshmarsh at 09:40
Norfolk Juvenile Glaucous Gull Breydon Water at 10:10 at NE/end on lumps NR31 9QB TG464048 Norfolk Adult Iceland Gull Mautby S/of Mautby Lodge TG488118
Norfolk Glaucous Gull flew past Winterton NR29 4BQ TG496198 Norfolk 32 Shorelark E/of Holkham Gap mid mrng
Norfolk 2nd Winter Caspian Gull Thetford at Burrell Way at 08:30 + No Sign of Glaucous Gull IP24 2EP TL873826
Norfolk Bittern Strumpshaw Fen RSPB NR13 4HS TG341066
Norfolk 60 Hawfinch Lynford Arboretum in pines at rear of paddocks late a/noon IP26 5HW TL822943
Norfolk Ringtail Hen Harrier Clippesby Norfolk 4 Hen Harrier Warham Greens in roost NR23 1QD TF943437
Norfolk 2 Long-tailed Duck Titchwell RSPB on the sea PE31 8BB TF759436
Norfolk 20 Velvet Scoter on sea t Titchwell RSPB PE31 8BB TF759436
Norfolk Hooded Crow Mautby in pig fields S/of Mautby Lodge at 15:16
Norfolk 5 Waxwing Norwich on Reepham oad just NW/of A140 junction opposite Anglian Home Improvements at 15:32 NR2 1AW TG228084
Norfolk Jack Snipe Reported Titchwell RSPB from Parrinder Hide was erroneous PE31 8BB TF759436
Norfolk Black Redstart Wells at East Quay on foreshore opposite sailing club this a/noon NR23 1AR TF917437
Norfolk 2 Jack Snipe Titchwell RSPB from Parrinder Hide PE31 8BB TF759436
Norfolk 10 Snow Bunting Winterton North Dunes at 14:00 + AD Caspian Gull briefly NR29 4BQ TG496198
Norfolk 62 Snow Bunting Titchwell RSPB on beach E/of path mid-a/noon PE31 8BB TF759436 Norfolk Black-necked Grebe St.Andrew's Broad at 12:55
Norfolk Ringtail Hen Harrier SE/of Rockland St.Mary between Ashby St.Mary & Hellington over fields
Norfolk Hooded Crow Mautby in pig field S/of Mautby Lodge 11:00
Norfolk 6 Waxwing Hunstanton behind Tesco Fuel Station on Oasis Way at 10:30 PE36 5AH TF672409 Norfolk Red-necked Grebe Filby Broad NR29 3HH TG461136
Norfolk Female Black Redstart Wells at East Quay on foreshore opposite sailing club at 09:30 NR23 1AR TF917437
Norfolk Water Pipit Titchwell RSPB on Volunteer Marsh PE31 8BB TF759436
Norfolk 6 Waxwing Hunstanton at 09:00 by Tesco fuel station PE36 5AH TF672409
Norfolk Black-throated Diver Thornham Point offshore
Norfolk Mealy Redpoll Sculthorpe Moor at 09:20 from Tower Hide NR21 9GN TF901303
Norfolk 50 Snow Bunting Thornham at Thornham Point + Slavonian Grebe offshore PE36 6NZ TF737438
Norfolk Black-necked Grebe Thorpe Marshes at St.Andrew's Broad this mrng NR14 6PY TM441985 Norfolk 24 Snow Bunting Thornham Point