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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 26th August 2017

Notable sightings today included four Spoonbills and a Great White Egret mid morning. A Kingfisher was again frequenting the Broadwater and at least one Greenshank and Common Sandpiper were also present. There was some evidence of migration with at least ten Yellow Wagtails and small numbers of Swallows and House Martins noted over and around the Observatory throughout the day.

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Norfolk 2.Wood Sands Potter Heigham Marshes still. Use car park by A149 at Lathams (£8.50 per day) +take path ENE
Norfolk Honey Buzzard south of Mundesley flew north over Knapton at 2.15pm
Norfolk Pec Sand Cantley beet factory still this a'noon on NE pool. Sign in at gate NR13 3ST TG.391.026
Norfolk Black Tern flew west past Kelling mid morning
Norfolk Pec Sand Potter Heigham Marshes still 12.35pm on north pool viewable from river bank. Use car park by A149 at Lathams (£8.50 per day) +take path ENE
Norfolk 4.Spoonbills Cley NWT on Arnold's Marsh at 12.05pm
Norfolk Glossy Ibis ad Cley NWT still 11.18am on pool just before Bishop Hide
Norfolk Pec Sand Potter Heigham Marshes still on SW pool at 10.25am. Use car park by A149 at Lathams (£8.50 per day) +take path ENE
Norfolk Pec Sand Salthouse over Beach Road at 10.18am then flew sout
Norfolk Pec Sand Cantley beet factory still on NE pool at 10am (+Wood Sand still). Sign in at gate NR13 3ST TG.391.026
Norfolk Glossy Ibis ad Cley NWT flew west over East Bank +appeared to land near Cricket Marsh at 8.40am
Norfolk Osprey Wymondham flew over sewage works towards Kimberley Park
Norfolk Osprey Wroxham Broad at 7.30am
Norfolk Great White Egret Titchwell RSPB again at Thornham Point