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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.

Sunday 12th February 2017

Norfolk News from Birdnet
Norfolk Great White Egret Pentney GPs at 16:00 TF715135
Norfolk Great Grey Shrike Swaffham S/of Swaffham W/of A1065 at Brake Hill Farm 1pm PE37 7AF Norfolk 30 Shorelark near Holkham Bay NR23 1RJ TF892458
Norfolk Juvenile Glaucous Gull flew E/past Warham Greens at 16:25 NR23 1QD TF943437
Norfolk Adult Glaucous Gull Thornham on the beach PE36 6NZ TF737438
Norfolk Glaucous Gull Sheringham at 15:30 on beach below Funky Mackerel Cafe NR26 8BQ TG159435
Norfolk Glaucous Gull Winterton North Beach by 4th groyne + Caspian Gull & 36 Snow Bunting Norfolk Adult Iceland Gull Mautby in pig fields S/of Mautby Lodge at 11:35 TG488118
Norfolk Adult Glaucous Gull Overstrand on beach 1ml SE/of Paul's Lane c/pk NR27 0PF TG246410 Norfolk No Sign of Tundra Bean Goose Ringland by 09:45 in field by River Wensum NR8 6AB TG137139
Norfolk Juvenile Glaucous Gull Thetford on SW/side of London Road at Burrell Way IP24 2EP TL873826
Norfolk Male Hen Harrier King's Lynn + Short-eared Owl & 40 Twite PE30 2QA TF631204
Norfolk 59 Hawfinch Lynford Arboretum at rear of paddocks in pines at 16:00 IP26 5HW TL822943 Norfolk 15 Eurasian White-fronted Goose Langham at Broomhouse late mrng
Norfolk 4 Hen Harrier Warham Greens in the roost. NR23 1QD TF943437
Norfolk Black-necked Grebe Thorpe Marshes at St.Andrew's Broad at 14:30 NR14 6PY TM441985 Norfolk Great Northern Diver Hunstanton mid a/noon between groyne 9 & 10 PE36 5AH TF672409 Norfolk Ringtail Hen Harrier Choseley Drying Barns PE31 8PQ TF757420
Norfolk 6 Waxwing Norwich on Reepham Road just NW/of A140 junction opposite Anglian Home Improvements at midday NR2 1AW TG228084
Norfolk 50 Twite Thornham Point at 11:30
Norfolk Female Black Redstart Wells at 10:50 at East Quay near boat storage yard NR23 1AR TF917437
Norfolk 10 Snow Bunting Thornham Point at 10:20
Norfolk Great Northern Diver Hunstanton + 3 Velvet Scoter & Purple Sandpiper PE36 5AH TF672409
Norfolk Waxwing Thetford at Napier Place by unit.17 IP24 2EP TL873826
Norfolk Female Black Redstart Wells at East Quay NR23 1AR TF917437