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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.

Sunday 20th August 2017

A sunny day, bird highlights were a Great White Egret, a Red Kite drifting over just north of the A149, a single Whimbrel, 4 Swifts, a Cetti's Warbler and a juvenile Stonechat.

Moths were unremarkable, with an Archer's Dart, Rush Veneer and 5 White Points among the catch.

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Norfolk Caspian Gull juv Kelling Water Meadows on pond briefly then flew east
Norfolk Great White Egret Titchwell RSPB
Norfolk Spoonbill Titchwell RSPB
Norfolk Spoonbill Titchwell RSPB still
Norfolk 2.Sacred Ibises reported y'day flew west over Titchwell RSPB at 7.15am
Norfolk Pied Fly Lynford Arboretum in oak on west side at 10am but no sign since
Norfolk Great White Egret Holme NOA still +4.Spoonbills
Norfolk Great White Egret Holme still
Norfolk 31.Spoonbills 1ml ENE of Stiffkey still just north of A149 at Stiffkey Fen. Use A149 layby, walk east +take footpath north along west side of River Stiffkey TF.983.437
Norfolk Osprey Titchwell RSPB flew east over freshmarsh
Norfolk Osprey y'day Felbrigg Hall NT flew over Old Deer Park towards hall at 5pm
Norfolk Glossy Ibis ad Salthouse still on pool viewed from by duckpond tho elusive