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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.

Thursday 3rd August 2017

The Great White Egret flew over Beach Road at 7.45, and on the sea an Eider, 70 Common Scoters, 3 Great Crested Grebes, 50 Little Terns, 50 Sandwich Terns, 10 Common Terns and a Whimbrel were of note.

A Plain Pug was in the moth trap.


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Norfolk Black Tern ad Winterton this morning +Arctic Tern
Norfolk Wood Sand Titchwell RSPB on freshmarsh +10.Spoonbills
Norfolk no sign of any Quails Aylmerton west of Church Road in wheat field at top of The Close near concrete pad. Park at village hall
Norfolk Little Gull flew west past Weybourne by 8am
Norfolk 4.Spoonbills Titchwell RSPB at 8am +2.Little Gulls Spotted Redshank
Norfolk BLACK-WINGED STILT still Potter Heigham Marshes (+fem.Garganey). Use car park at Lathams (£8.50 per day) +take path ENE for 1ml +view north from bank
Norfolk no sign of Temminck's Stint Potter Heigham Marshes nor any Black-winged Stilts (but Wood Sand). Use c'pk at Lathams (£8.50 per day) +take path ENE for 1ml +view north